Cancer treatments

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Advice needed please

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My 55 year old sister has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer we are just waiting for her to have a MRI scan before they talk to her about what treatment she will need. We have had 4 other members of our family who have also had bowel cancer. I was with my sister when she got her diagnosis. The hospital recommended that I speak to my G.P and got referred back to the hospital to have a test also because I was a very high risk. my doctor didn't think it was urgent and but has referred me. My appointment has just come through for January next year I am extremely anxious and do not want to wait that long . Do you think I should go back to my G.P and insist that he refers me again as a priority thank you.

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Hi and welcome to the community, though sorry to hear about what is going on.

As a carer for a cancer patient I don't really have an answer to your question, it might be best if you either used our Ask a nurse service, they aim to answer in two working days but sometimes it can take longer. Otherwise you could ring the helpline here for advice 0808 808 0000 it is a free phone call and open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm.