We appreciate that thinking you may have cancer is a very worrying time. At Ramsay therefore we aim to do things differently.
Many patients will be referred by their GP for a diagnostic appointment to try and determine the cause of symptoms including the possibility of cancer. If you are referred to a consultant with suspected cancer, we will ensure you are seen within 72 hours if not sooner. We aim to book connected appointments on the same day (eg consultation, tests and results) within a One Stop Clinic, including our:
To avoid unnecessary delays during diagnosis, wherever possible, patients visiting our rapid access clinics can benefit from on-the-spot tests including:
- Urgent blood testing
- Specialist radiology (x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, CT scans)
- Tissue sampling
In most cases the result will be available on the day but occasionally further tests are needed to give a conclusive result. Your consultant will explain the results to you and, if necessary, discuss the options and recommend any further course of treatment needed.
Should you be found to have cancer, you will receive immediate support and early access to treatment.