"Concerns over follow up scans"
About: Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General / Ophthalmology Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General Ophthalmology G11 6NT
Posted by Jelly bean (as ),
I have been diagnosed with ocular melanoma, although I have been admitted and received plaque treatment I must attend regularly for surveillance of my eye and I also believed signs of metastatic disease.
I attended a follow up appointment recently to be informed I will not receive a surveillance scan of my liver for two years. Metastatic disease is better found early not too late.
I believe this is unacceptable and does not follow the patient pathway as set out by Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre or Southampton.
Glasgow is also a city in the UK, why are protocols different? Ultrasound scans are not suffice in tracking any lesions in the liver which would be the likely site of any spread.
I am gravely concerned that patients are not being offered appropriate scans. This concern has led to a higher degree of distress and anxiety already being felt.