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Hi my stepdad is 59 he has had prostrate problems a year 2 weeks ago he had to have scans and a biopsy as there’s a lump. He had a text message 6 days after the tests and it said You have an appointment in the chemotherapy unit at hospital (tomorrow) which is 12 days after tests a letter will follow.
The letter said the same he has an appointment in the chemo unit Tuesday 13 th March
He has had no oncology appointment for results not see anyone for results and I know other people who had cancer tests at the same hospital they saw they oncology doctor for results and treatment consultation
Does anyone know if this is normal my friends father in law has radiotherapy no chemo but oncology app first ?
Jeez that's terrible. who would send a bloody txt like that?! He needs to ring and find out whats going on. If it turns out (and I really hope not) that's its cancer and he needs treatment then he needs to put in a complaint about the txt.
He won’t ring the hospital and won’t allow anyone to he’s just going tomorrow ? Our hospital has loads cut backs and we didn’t know if the appointment was to see a doctor for the results in the chemo unit ?
I hope he’s not going alone to the appointment? It may well be an appointment to see the Consultant, but that’s not the point! You don’t send a patient a txt telling them to come to the chemo unit when no diagnosis has been given!
With all due respect draylon that’s not what you said though is it? What you actually did was post you must update! on a thread where the OP is trying to process some potentially bad news
Anyway, OP I hope everything gets sorted and he gets the treatment he needs. If indeed it was the case that they sent a chemotherapy appt to him before he’s even discussed a diagnosis then that definitely warrants a complaint