The Specialist Cancer Unit
Cancer is one of the most demanding challenges to modern medical practice, it is also without question, the greatest challenge to medical science. The astonishing medical innovations of the twentieth century in cancer detection and treatment and the very promising new research of the twenty first century now means that cancer need not be a death sentence. Treatments are available and the range and targeting of those treatment options is now established.
What is proving crucial though, time and time again, is that the effective combating of cancer of that cancer is that the detection of the primary tumour is made as early as possible. Where this happens the oncologists have a greater chance of interrupting the malignant cancerous process before it takes hold of the patient.
Where initial detection is delayed the progress of the tumour from being localised to being widespread is significantly reduced and the impact of treatment options is at its highest. Where detection is delayed the initial treatment options by necessity, have to become more aggressive and the impact on the individual is massive.
Occasionally, if the delay is particularly prolonged, there may be few clinical options that are really effective and the patient can only be given a regimen of palliative care. The treatments at this stage are simply designed to disguise the pain and suffering while the patient sadly but inevitably deteriorates to death.
Nothing will make a good clinician more furious than hearing about a delay in diagnosis. There are clear guidelines for onward referral by GP’s and if these are being abused or ignored and the patient suffers then it is appropriate that there should be a legal investigation.
This is the primary reason why the Specialist Cancer Unit here at Applebys exists. It is true that there are many routes to treatment and that things can go wrong at any stage but ultimately the single largest complaint that we receive from patients about their care is focused on the issue of GP delay in referral.
Please explore our pages and watch our videos, however, if you feel that your care has suffered or that your treatment has not been appropriate for your condition then contact us using our numbers detailed or the contact box. We are able to offer No Win No Fee funding in almost all cases and we don’t take deposits or expect any contributions from our clients. We will investigate your circumstances and give you a full report on your medical history and treatments.
Don’t go through this alone, let us stand with you.