"Minor surgery options"
About: Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT / Keyworth surgical dermatology service Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT Keyworth surgical dermatology service Nottingham NG12 5JU Queen's Medical Centre / Dermatology Queen's Medical Centre Dermatology NG7 2UH
Posted by annetheone (as ),
Both my husband and I have needed surgery for BCCs over the past ten years. In my case I have had to go to a GP each time, get an opinion and be referred to the hospital. In my first case, the GP delayed me time after time until the growths were so large I needed skin grafts. The GP seemed to me to know nothing about skin cancer and didn't seem very willing to consult anybody. (They even diagnosed me as having ringworm instead and treated me accordingly). I have had nine BCCs since then and each time it is the same procedure - GP, waiting for a referral, waiting for an appointment then several visits to the hospital on various buses. It is really stressful and depressing.
My husband was recently diagnosed with several BCCs. His GP referred him to a local GP in a nearby practice who decided to operate. I drove my husband the short distance, waited for him and brought him home all in one afternoon. Wonderful! Now I understand funding is withdrawn and this facility will close. Disaster!