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posted by Rufus
30 June 2018

How do you actually GET a diagnosis? I'm stonewalled !

Last reply: 4 years ago

Have symptoms whch could indicate several types of cancer. Co-operative GP (a Godsend !) referrem to an Oncologist, who apparently will not see me UNLESS I have already BEEN diagnosed with cancer - so WHERE do we go from here? I am being pushed around in circles. Is there a moratorium or numerial limit on cabcer diagnoses in Ireland; an age limit, restrictions because of where you live, what type you've got or whatever?

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commented by Irish Cancer Society
02 July 2018

4 years ago

Hi Rufus,

Thanks for your message, I’m sorry to hear of your recent struggles in getting a diagnosis. It must be a very distressing time, but I think that if you call us on the Cancer Nurseline on the below number we can discuss in a little more detail and we may be able to make some suggestions for you. The Cancer Nurseline is available on 1800 200 700 from Monday to Friday 0900-1700.


Cancer Nurse | Irish Cancer Society.
43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4.
Cancer Nurseline Freephone 1800 200 700

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