Your cancer pathway support guide
You can use this guide to learn more, ask questions and take notes.
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Investigation for your symptoms
Your treatment and follow-up
You are referred urgently for tests by your GP (or other healthcare professional) on a two week wait referral to rule out cancer
GP or other healthcare professional refers onto a suspected cancer pathway: In the UK, suspected cancer referrals are treated as high priority. This means when cancer is suspected, then there is a faster route to get further tests and specialist advice. The suspected cancer referrals are also known as 2 week waits or target referrals.
Your first appointment will be with a healthcare professional, for example a doctor or nurse. The questions in this section will help you prepare for your appointment.
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This checklist as been co-created with residents, patients and carers from the five north central London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, as well as healthcare professionals. The checklist gives an overall picture of the main steps in the cancer pathway but recognises there will be variation for many people. The signposted third party resources have been carefully selected and verified. We endeavour to ensure they are current and active but cannot guarantee this.