2023-01-31 10:02:42

The wait was agony: Women with life-threatening breast cancer face weeks of delays

Logo The Independent
The Independent
By Maya Oppenheim

I was worried it would grow and spread, Charlotte Park, a breast cancer patient tells The Independent. What happens if I hadnt been that really pushy person? Sometimes I still go into a dark place and I think: I am so lucky to be here.

The 50-year-old, from Richmond in south west London, found a lump in her breast in June 2020 and went straight to see her GP who informed her she would have to wait two weeks to see a specialist. After a fortnight of waiting, she started to panic and rang the clinic who said they were still working through referrals from four to six weeks prior to her referral.

I was getting frustrated and impatient by this point, Ms Park recalls. There was no leeway and they didnt see if they could squeeze me in. I just felt frustrated. There was nothing I could do. It was all out of my hands. I was feeling teary.

Ms Park is one of thousands of women with breast cancer in England facing delays of weeks or months to see a specialist or receive treatment. Data, shared exclusively with The Independent, shows delays were substantially worse for those with breast cancer than other forms of cancer.

Continue read on independent.co.uk

Logo BBC
Health2023-01-31 06:25:39
Cancer patient says staff have less time to care Cancer patient says staff have less time to careClose "You need people there that understand you, that you...

Logo Daily Mail
HealthBy Shaun Wooller2023-01-31 08:24:11
A damning official report today lays bare the struggles patients face accessing the NHS with one in four unable to see a GP and one in five waiting for care....

Logo EIN Presswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-30 13:45:00
Dr. Constance M Chen Correcting Breast Reconstruction Misconceptions The decision to undergo breast reconstruction is an emotional one for many women....

Logo Daily Mail
HealthBy Hannah Mcdonald2023-01-30 11:22:28
It's one of the deadliest forms of cancer, killing tens of thousands in Britain and the US every year. And there are usually no noticeable symptoms of lung...

Logo PR Newswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-30 18:16:00
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2023 /CNW/ - World Cancer Day ( Feb. 4 ) is a day to highlight the extraordinary work happening to improve cancer outcomes for all. It's...

Logo The Independent
HealthBy Rebecca Thomas2023-01-30 15:09:02
The NHS will start publishing hidden figures on A&E waiting times following several leaks reported by The Independent. After unveiling its emergency care...

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-31 07:07:17
A teen diagnosed with cancer weeks after losing his twin to a brain tumour said he was committed to raising money and awareness in his memory. Two weeks...

Logo EIN Presswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-30 13:05:27
The Cancer Tissue Diagnostics Market delivers a comprehensive study of the market, including its dynamics, structure, players, growth and demand drivers,...

Logo Fortune
Business / FinanceBy Erin Prater2023-01-30 21:53:41
The warning comes as the WHO announces it will extend the COVID-19 international health emergency status by three months, pushing it into its fourth year.

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-27 09:53:46
A cancer survivor is urging other women not to put off having a smear test. Amanda Trott, from Oxfordshire, delayed going for her cervical screening for six...

Logo Daily Mail
HealthBy Health2023-01-30 22:34:28
The social care minister faced a backlash yesterday after claiming that patients are very comfortable engaging with remote appointments. Helen Whately,...

Logo Daily Mail
HealthBy Hannah Mcdonald2023-01-30 14:47:02
Paul Burrell today opened up about his 'life-changing' diagnosis with prostate cancer. The 64-year-old former butler of Princess Diana said the shock...

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-30 06:17:39
Ambulance transfer delays caused by medically fit patients not being discharged from hospital poses a risk of future deaths, a coroner has warned. It follows...

Logo GlobeNewswire
EconomyPress Release2023-01-31 09:10:00
Biopsy Devices industry is anticipated to register 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 due to increasing awareness regarding breast cancer. Selbyville, Delaware,...

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-31 06:34:34
By Rob Sissons Correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today A mother whose week-old baby boy died after a series of failings is urging other parents to share their...

Logo PR Newswire
HealthPress Release2023-01-30 15:30:00
Rising cancer cases, rapid technological development activities, strong R&D initiatives from key players, rising adoption of radiotherapy procedures in...

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-30 19:27:00
A public meeting is being held about plans to temporarily withdraw emergency surgery at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen. The Western...

Logo EIN Presswire
One thing I have learned is that life is fragile. Time is ticking and it does not wait on anyone or anything.” — Claim Health and Wellness Founder and CEO...

Logo BBC
HealthBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-25 21:00:00
By Jenny Rees BBC Wales health correspondent The Covid-19 pandemic cannot continue being blamed for poor cancer care, a charity boss has said. Judi Rhys, of...