rubyblues wrote: »
Hi, I'm just wondering what is a normal wait at the moment. A found a lump that felt hard but moveable -pea size. I have lumpy bpobs but I've bever felt anything like this so it alarmed me. Gp thought it might be cyst so sent off referral to James. I called them and they said as gp didn't mark urgent its 6 month wait for appointment. I know I should be reassured that she thinks it could be a cyst but its a long wait! Anyone in similar position? She has since sent to Vincent's but its 2-3 month wait there
Humour Me wrote: »
Was in the breast care centre in St James this morning, consultant examined a lump and is ordering a mammogram and ultrasound. Unfortunately I will have to go back for a separate appointment as they only have 5 slots for imaging a day!
The doctor said they are dealing with a massive backlog of referrals.
I was waiting 5 weeks from my GP referral to appointment, but I met the criteria for an urgent review (urgent is supposed to be 2 weeks)
Scattered99 wrote: »
Hey guys, I hope ye are keeping well despite this really awful waiting period.
Just wondering if anyone knows what the waiting list is like for the Galway clinic?
I'm 21 so statistically almost certainly fine. My GP referred me as low risk "just in case", 5 weeks ago. I have not heard anything since. My aunt got BC at 29 (only relative on either side to have it out of like 15 other women) but I'm quite nervous. I think I've found another pea sized lump on my ribcage (bottom of my breast) which might just be cartilage or bone but it's my other breast so I'm scared. Don't wanna annoy my GP again being so young and already having been referred.
God this system is horrific.
downesy wrote: »
I found a lump about two weeks ago, seen the doctor on Monday. She said the lump is very small, 'pea size', and doesn't believe it's anything to worry about. However she has referred me to get a mammogram and ultrasound just to be sure. She said the wait time would be weeks, so I said I would rather go private. I contact SVPH today, wait time there is still up to six weeks. My doctor said I could contact another hospital if it suited me as I'm paying OOP. Would there be somewhere anyone could recommend for a quicker appointment, in Dublin/Kildare area?
I'm concerned as there is a number of different cancers in my extended families. A maternal aunt and paternal aunt have both had breast cancer, both had mastectomies'. I'm also very overweight, which I understand doesn't help at all and is something I'm working on.
Foweva Awone wrote: »
When I rang the Beacon recently, they said wait time at the moment was about 3 weeks.
I just waited for the public clinic in St James's as it wasn't any longer in my case.
Had my appointment yesterday, they did a mammogram and said they'd contact me within two weeks. I'm hopeful it's nothing, as I'm thinking they'd probably have told me on the day if it was anything to worry about.
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