Good morning to everyone. I was wondering what the general picture is across the UK. If, for example, a person needs to have emergency surgery to have a bowel blockage fixed, (or other surgical procedure) do they get sent to their local hospital or a specialist cancer centre? Also, if it's the local hospital (not where their oncologist works), does the general and/or gynaecological surgeon at the general hospital remove any growths that happen to be there and are easily removed? If they don't, would an oncological surgeon have been a more suitable person to be operated on by. I'm saying this in the setting of emergency care. I think the fact that many people who have abdominal cancers are being shunted around the system and not getting specialist care in times of crises like this is an issue which needs to be addressed. That's the picture I have but it may not be the case for everyone. I just wanted to know whether my experience is unusual. Just to let you know that this post is not just viewable by members here. Love Tina x x
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