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How long before hearing results?

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 14:02

So had my TRUS biopsy last Friday, and sitting here wondering what the results are, and when and how I am likely to hear anything? Am I likely to hear by phone or by letter, and roughly how long is the wait? Hampshire hospital (Winchester), if that helps.  Thanks.

 

 

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 14:25

I had my TRUS on 7th November 2018 and saw the consultant on the 30th November (3 weeks 2 days) when my cancer was confirmed. The appointment had been made on the day of the TRUS. I think it takes so long because there has to be an histological assessment and then a multidisciplinary meeting (oncology,urology, radiology, histology and scanning experts)  to discuss possible treatment pathways before the results are fed back to the patient. I think the multidisciplinary meetings are weekly. That was in Derby. I did not get a phone call or letter but I wasn't expecting one. I suggest you give the consultant's secretary a call and ask.

Edited by member 05 Sep 2019 at 14:28  | Reason: additional info

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 14:54
We received two letters in the post on the same day - one was an appointment with the urologist and the other was for a scan so we knew the biopsy must have found cancer!

If you had an MRI scan prior to biopsy, you may just get a urology appointment through the post or by phone. If not, you should get asked to attend for an MRI scan before all your results are considered together and informed to you. Alternatively, you may get an appointment through for a bone scan next but not all regions do that. The only two members I can think of who got their biopsy results by phone had both requested that for specific reasons.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 22:22

I got my results exactly 2weeks after my MRI, a couple of days before that the oh too familiar hospital letter arrived with a Urology appointment for the following week! Later the same morning, I received a phone call offering me an appointment to discuss my results two days later.

From what I have read, around 2weeks would seem to be average, although waiting, it does seem a heck of a lot longer.

My results were Gleason 3+3 left hand side, 4+5 right hand side with 9 cores showing 60%, described by the Consultant as very aggressive (just what I wanted to hear). That was last Thursday, tomorrow I have my Bone Scan, next Tuesday I meet my Nurse Specialist. This thing moves on apace!

Good luck with it all, the support & information I have received on this site has helped me no end & the support line is truly wonderful. If I can help, just drop me a message.

Cheers. Steve

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 14:25

I had my TRUS on 7th November 2018 and saw the consultant on the 30th November (3 weeks 2 days) when my cancer was confirmed. The appointment had been made on the day of the TRUS. I think it takes so long because there has to be an histological assessment and then a multidisciplinary meeting (oncology,urology, radiology, histology and scanning experts)  to discuss possible treatment pathways before the results are fed back to the patient. I think the multidisciplinary meetings are weekly. That was in Derby. I did not get a phone call or letter but I wasn't expecting one. I suggest you give the consultant's secretary a call and ask.

Edited by member 05 Sep 2019 at 14:28  | Reason: additional info

User
Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 14:54
We received two letters in the post on the same day - one was an appointment with the urologist and the other was for a scan so we knew the biopsy must have found cancer!

If you had an MRI scan prior to biopsy, you may just get a urology appointment through the post or by phone. If not, you should get asked to attend for an MRI scan before all your results are considered together and informed to you. Alternatively, you may get an appointment through for a bone scan next but not all regions do that. The only two members I can think of who got their biopsy results by phone had both requested that for specific reasons.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 15:09

Thanks Lyn, already had the MRI which showed 2 contained lesions, and was used to guide the biopsy. Likert/PI-RADS score for the MRI was 4/5, and the consultant said during the biopsy that it was highly likely I had PCa but need to wait for results obviously.  The convey belt has been quite fast, which is a good thing, but to date it's all been done my letter.  Wondering if and when they know the results and how they are going to let me know. I was on my own when they told me I had leukaemia - and that was a big mistake, as I was in bits afterwards. I'm also being treated by two different hospitals whose records don't talk to each other! So I need to get that sorted out as well ASAP, I want to make sure the MDT are aware of my leukaemia, as I dont know if this has a bearing on anything going forward. For me it makes sense to me to have any/all treatment done at the same place if possible. Atl least all my bloods and results will be on the same system!

User
Posted 05 Sep 2019 at 22:22

I got my results exactly 2weeks after my MRI, a couple of days before that the oh too familiar hospital letter arrived with a Urology appointment for the following week! Later the same morning, I received a phone call offering me an appointment to discuss my results two days later.

From what I have read, around 2weeks would seem to be average, although waiting, it does seem a heck of a lot longer.

My results were Gleason 3+3 left hand side, 4+5 right hand side with 9 cores showing 60%, described by the Consultant as very aggressive (just what I wanted to hear). That was last Thursday, tomorrow I have my Bone Scan, next Tuesday I meet my Nurse Specialist. This thing moves on apace!

Good luck with it all, the support & information I have received on this site has helped me no end & the support line is truly wonderful. If I can help, just drop me a message.

Cheers. Steve

 
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