Prostate cancer
posted by jerry o'reilly
23 November 2022

prostate cancer

Last reply: 09 January 2023 04:25

I have been diagnoised with prostate cancer I had a biopsy and have been referred for a TAP CT & BONE SCAN.
The request went in from the consultant 10 days ago and i have been told it could take8/10 weeks to get the scan done in St Vincents Hospital.
I wonder is there anyway or anyhow i could get the scans earlier



commented by Cancer Nurse
30 November 2022

30 November 2022 11:47

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for posting to our online community.

I would recommend contacting the radiology department in St. Vincent’s Hospital to ask them when the scans will be done. If they state 8 to 10 weeks then I would advise that you speak to your consultant regarding this and if the scans need to be done sooner they can liaise directly with the radiology department on your behalf.

I hope this helps Jerry, if you would like to discuss any of this further with one of our nurses you can call our Support Line on 1800 200 700 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by Roderick
09 January 2023

09 January 2023 04:25

Hello Jerry

I don't know where you are in your journey but if you are anxious, perhaps keep phoning nd asking if they have a cancellation?

© Irish Cancer Society 1999-2024 All Rights Reserved

Irish Cancer Society Head office, 43/45 Northumberland Road Dublin, D04 VX65; Charity Regulatory Authority No. 20009502; Revenue Number CHY5863; Company Number 20868.