"Cancer screening"

About: Royal Sussex County Hospital

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In October last year I sent in my colon cancer test kit. I had a colonoscopy and a polyp removed that was cancerous. Last week I was told that I will have to wait 18 weeks for surgery, approximately 8 months from screening. My sister had a polyp removed in this hospital and a longer wait for surgery which then required chemotherapy. Are the waiting times for cancer surgery prioritised?

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Response from Royal Sussex County Hospital

I am very sorry to learn of your concerns and would very much like to investigate the issues you have raised in more detail. If you would find it helpful to discuss this further please contact us at: patientexperience@bsuh.nhs.uk

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