Skin cancer
posted by Julied1987
23 August 2021

To go private

Last reply: 24 August 2021 15:46

Hi, I am looking for information with regards to results my mam was given last week, she has a small lump on her nose and had biopsy done and they told her in naas hospital that it's melenoma but it's growing outwards, they have told her that she could be 6 months waiting to be seen in James hospital to see will they remove or give her a cream, she's a previous breast cancer patient and is upset with getting this news and dose not want to wait 6 months for an appointment so I am looking for advice on how we could have this done privately?

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commented by Cancer Nurse
24 August 2021

24 August 2021 15:46


Hi Julie,

Thank you for posting on the Online Community.

I am very sorry to learn that your mum has been diagnosed with melanoma and that she has been informed that she could be waiting 6 months to be reviewed for this. This must be very upsetting for both your mum and all of your family.

It would be best to speak with your mum’s GP about the potential delay in her being reviewed. The GP may have received correspondence from the hospital which might have mentioned why there is a delay. If you want to be referred to a private clinic the GP will also be able to do this. It might also be helpful to speak with the secretary of the consultant who your mum has been referred to in St James’s. The secretary may be able to give your mum a bit more information about when she will be reviewed.

Julie, you might find it helpful to speak with one of our nurses on the Support Line, with a little more detail we could help you a little more. Our Support Line Freephone number is 1800 200 700, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse



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