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cost for private treatment of pre cancerous cells

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Sofygwh Wed 08-Jun-16 21:44:49

Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone if you living in the UK decided to go private for the treatment of pre cancerous cervical cells. I got CIN1 for the first 3 colonoscopies, and the NHS refused to treat saying it wasn't necessary. now things look a bit worse and I'm really worried, I've got 3 children and I don't want to take the chance, so I was thinking of going private. Anyone knows the cost? Thanks

leopardspice Wed 08-Jun-16 21:50:34

It really would be impossible to say
First the consultation with a specialist who may charge £200+ for an initial consultation (completely dependent on spec) usually the then want to do their own tests and investigations to understand the issue this may be bloods which can be £500+ if they want to do a smear or ultrasound this will bump up the price.
Then your looking at the proceedure costs which will dpend on the proceedure
Surgeons fees
Anaesthetists fees if necessary
Cost of a day stay in hospital/in patient if necessary
Cost of take home drugs
Cost of follow up consultation after op and any further tests to check how things have gone.
Do you have private medical insurance? It can really really add up to over the top costs if your going private
I'm sorry I can't give you a figure as it will depend on so many factors eg the surgeons fees and the proceedure they do. I hope someone comes along who maybe has done it before to give you more ideas flowers

SybilEngineer Thu 09-Jun-16 22:40:32

When you say things look worse, what do you mean? The NHS are usually very quick to treat precancerous cells when deemed necessary.

MedSchoolRat Sun 12-Jun-16 09:02:41

How do "things now look worse"?

NHS won't routinely treat CIN1 because the risks usually outweigh the benefits. You may get peace of mind, at least until the next time the smear comes up with CIN1, but proactive treatment sounds like the more risky option, otherwise.

Musicaltheatremum Sun 12-Jun-16 12:58:02

Any decent private person will not treat if not deemed necessary. They should follow the same guidelines as the NHS do. You can't force them to do something that may not be in your best interests.

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