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« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2018, 01:01:35 PM »
Bosun, Iím so sorry to hear of that experience... it must have been a terrible shock, and I hope you are well on the road to recovery.
Your tumour was spotted because of the work being done on your rotator cuff I assume?

What I will say is, if you arrive at your GP with symptoms of a cancer, (in Wales) there is an excellent fast track process to get it identified, and the treatment underway.  I have recently benefited from this myself.
But, not all cancers have obvious symptoms, and if one is spotted by chance, then perhaps the system is different.  I donít know.

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« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2018, 01:11:04 PM »
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« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2018, 08:41:26 AM »
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Bosun, Iím so sorry to hear of that experience... it must have been a terrible shock, and I hope you are well on the road to recovery.
Your tumour was spotted because of the work being done on your rotator cuff I assume?

What I will say is, if you arrive at your GP with symptoms of a cancer, (in Wales) there is an excellent fast track process to get it identified, and the treatment underway.  I have recently benefited from this myself.
But, not all cancers have obvious symptoms, and if one is spotted by chance, then perhaps the system is different.  I donít know.

Moderators.... this discussion belongs on the NHS thread.

Thanks Fester, I'm recovering, but cancer treatment has some unpleasant side effects.

The two incidents are unrelated and a few years apart.

Initially, cancer was not suspected but a routine NHS referral would have taken several months which was why I went privately which was when the cancer was found. I had an MRI scan the day the cancer was found and I was operated on within a week to remove the cancer. Although a very aggressive form of cancer, luckily, it had been caught in time and had not spread and was contained in one place. The treatment now is to ensure that other cells in that area do not mutate into cancer.

If I had waited for a NHS referral and treatment, the outcome would have been very different.

I not knocking the NHS, they cannot provide everything for everyone instantly. I am fortunate in that I invested in private healthcare.
Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may have been given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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« Reply #168 on: March 30, 2018, 10:53:17 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your illness Bosun and wish you a speedy recovery.    People must speak as they find and in my case I didn't have to wait for any referral to hospital as I was taken in immediately and spent 10 days in an isolation ward but I was pleased with everything that they did for me.
Having said that, the medical staff work under sustained pressure and at night time what I did notice was that patients with dementia in the ward were taking the full attention of the nursing staff and this made it difficult for other patients who also needed attention.   I don't know what the solution is with this type of problem

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« Reply #169 on: April 10, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
Thank you Hugo; my apologises for my delay in replying, but the latest tranche of treatment has laid me low for a few days, but - it's better than the alternative.

There is a continual amount of incredible work done by the NHS, I have both close friends and neighbours who at this moment are receiving perfect care from medical practitioners in both NHS England and NHS Wales.

But the myriad of problems facing the NHS are not going to go away and the politicians as in Jeremy (misspelt) Hunt are simply making the situation considerably worse.

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may have been given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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« Reply #170 on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:17 PM »
Bosun, Hope you feel better soon.

Reading todays article "Ambulances: 1,860 wait more than six hours over winter"  highlighting one of the problems they have.

According to statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Welsh Conservatives, 34,768 of 68,186 calls (51%) classed as amber during the period took longer than 30 minutes.

A total of 5,706 took longer than three hours, while 1,860 took more than six hours.

Ambulance calls in Wales are given three categories - red, amber and green - under a system introduced in 2015 that saw response time targets scrapped for all but life-threatening calls.

The most serious and life-threatening calls are classed as red, with paramedics expected to reach 65% of such patients within eight minutes.
Calls that are also serious but not immediately life-threatening are classed as amber - including chest pains and strokes.

I find it a bit scary, that  "chest pains and strokes"  are not considered life threatening, and come under the Amber category.

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« Reply #171 on: April 10, 2018, 01:43:48 PM »
Strokes should be treated as the most urgent - alongside heart attacks.
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