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

June 30, 2018 - 16:43

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?

July 2, 2018 - 13:46

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