"The delay in diagnosis and treatment is significant"
About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital / General medicine The Queen Elizabeth Hospital General medicine PE30 4ET
Posted by April2 (as ),
Patient with a recurrent, aggressive cancer has suffered a recurrence.
On attending the clinic at QEH for biopsy has been told on this occasion that histopathology samples all go to Cambridge for examination and it will be two weeks before results are available. On previous occasions the sample has been examined 'in house' and results have been available immediately.
This delay to diagnosis and treatment is seen by the patient as significant and possibly life-threatening.
Surely such a retrograde step in service to known cancer patients is not acceptable.