This is my first post here, but I've been reading threads for a week or so.
My mum is under investigation for suspected ovarian cancer. I feel like it is taking a long time to start the treatment, and every day we wait feels like a lost day, as I am always reading that acting fast is the key to beating cancer.
She first saw an oncologist on June 23rd. She had a CT scan on June 25th. This CT scan was discussed in an MDT meeting on July 1st, and then she saw the oncologist again on July 3rd. Today she had a biopsy, but we've been told it takes 1 week to get the results. She'll see the oncologist again on July 17th, so treatment won't start before July 20th (the oncologist has already told us that it will be chemotherapy first before any surgery).
This means it is nearly 1 month between seeing the oncologist and starting treatment. Is this normal? Can someone reassure me that 2-3 weeks is not going to make a difference to the success of the treatment?
It's difficult for us, because my mum is Turkish, and her Turkish family keep telling us that in Turkey the treatment would have started already. I keep telling them that things just work differently here, and we need to be patient.