If biopsies (tissue samples) have been taken you will receive a follow up appointment with a doctor to discuss the results –this will usually be in one to two weeks as analysing and reporting on the findings is a complicated task.
Again it’s worth bringing a relative or friend with you to this appointment.
Should your diagnosis confirm that you have cancer the doctor will explain this to you and set it in context with any other findings.
Either at that visit or shortly after we will arrange for you to have the support of one of our specialist nurses to offer emotional support, but also to help guide you in the next steps in the pathway and be a support in future appointments. We will also inform your local GP of the management plan, so you can get support from people closer to where you live.
You will be offered a copy of the letter which explains your diagnosis in case you wish to keep this for your own records.
Prior to leaving the clinic the doctor will advise of the next steps. Your care is always discussed at a meeting called the multidisciplinary meeting to help look at treatment options.