Interesting article on the front page of the Telegraph today with regards to delays in Cancer diagnosis resulting in the cist of thousands of lives.
Specially focused is those patients presenting with persistent tiredness, who N.I.C.E. are now recommending should be fast tracked within 48 hours for Cancer tests.
This was me!! But fobbed off by GP saying I probably had M.E and should visit a up port group!! Then two years later when presenting with severe lower abdominal pain was again fobbed off with probably Irratable Bowel syndrome!!!
By the time I was finally diagnosed it was stage 4 .
This is sooo frustrating when all was preventable. We look to GPs for care and our lives are at risk when they under perform. Their inaction is costing th NHS millions of pounds when if only they went the extra mile it could be prevented.
Of course I am not including all GPs in my complaint, but as in all walks of life there are those who do their jobs well and those who don't, but when lives are lost there is no excuse.
Fortunately there is heightened focus now on Cancer prevention, for which I am pleased, unfirtunately it has not come in time for those of us who have had to undergo intensive surgery and arduous chemo