Biopsy results

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Is it always bad news as biopsy results have been over a month to get results my significant other has been diagnosed with bladder cancer T2 aggressive but has had another area by his kidneys biopsyed on 3 rd June still not got any results he is getting weaker and tired so quickly all this time has had no further treatment 

  • Dear Scorpion34

     

    My name is Gemma and I am one of the Cancer Information Nurse Specialists on the Macmillan Support Line.

    I am sorry to hear about the anxiety and uncertainty caused while waiting for the results of the biopsy for your partner.

    If you are concerned or feel your partner's health is deteriorating, we recommend you ring 111/999, or if stable arrange to call your GP to have a review.

    Have you spoken to anyone at the hospital to try and get a better understanding of what is going on? If not, then it would be advisable to do so as they are best placed to talk through the delay and answer any specific questions you have. 

    You could contact the consultant’s secretary; the hospital switchboard will be able to put you through. They should be able to arrange for one of the team to call so that you can ask some further questions. Here is some information on talking to the healthcare team that you might find helpful.

    If you are unable to access any further information from the hospital, you could always speak to your partner's GP. Alternatively, you could contact the hospital Patient Advice and Liaison Service  (PALS). They provide a point of contact for patients and families and can offer advice and help resolve concerns or problems.

    Our Online Community Forum can be helpful to talk to others who have been through your situation and have shared experiences.

    Please consider giving us a call – we are so much better at providing information and support in sensitive situations such as these when we can talk together. Our contact details are at the bottom of my response. I think we can be so much more helpful to you by telephone.

    Take Care

    Gemma. Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email

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