Ace pathway

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Hi, I'm currently going through the Ace pathway after my Dr has referred me for the non symptom ( I think that's the term) I will be seen at St James in Leeds. I've had my phone call with the nurse, then I understand the team sits at a meeting and discusses.

My main symptoms are sudden weight loss, dropped 2.5 dresses size in 4 months. Fatigue, I have the small spots / bruise easily.

And a few more things but that's probably abit to much info. 

I just wondered what really happens next, I went for bloods at the cancer ward on Friday. And I found it very hard the fact I was sat there on that ward, when I actually thought I was just going to a non Specific blood testing department. 

I'm 34, with two young kids which one was with me when I attend and I just really hit hard.

Sorry if this is just abit of a rant I just feel a little lost, even though deep down I know I'm not well and this is a good thing that the drs are finally do something about it. 

But yeah any knowledge of what the steps really are are next with this pathway would be so appreciated.

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  • Hi LJ90 and welcome to the forum, sorry I can't help with your question on Ace Pathway, as I go to Jimmy's too I have heard of it and know it's a Leeds based scheme but nothing else. I don't know if you have heard of Maggies. www.maggies.org there is one at the hospital, they are a cancer charity, you can drop in Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm no need to book and talk to the cancer support specialists, all professionals with many years working with cancer, I'm sure they can help, best wishes.

    Eddie

  • Hello  

    Welcome to the Macmillan Cancer Chat forum. I read your post with interest and being a bit of a nerd Nerd thought I would do some research into the "Ace Pathway" and indeed it's a fast track cancer diagnosis system and here's a link which tells you all about it.

    chromeextension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/leedscancerprogramme.org.uk/.../Final_ACE_Impact_Report.pdf

    The interesting thing for me is that of over 2000 people entered into the scheme in the first year only 6.3% ended up with a cancer diagnosis.

    So it's no problem you having a rant and here's hoping you walk away as one of the 93.7% and it's not cancer.

    If I can do anything else for you please let me know.

    Best wishes - Brian.

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  • Hi, thank for your reply. Yes Maggie came up last when I was having a look at St James (Jimmy's) might be a good shout after the nurse calls me regarding next steps. I really appreciate you taking your time to reply. 

  • Hi, thank you so much for sharing the link, super helpful Slight smile