Questions and Answers
Unfortunately, there are wide variations in the nature of gynaecological cancers and no two patients are the same. Each patient has to be treated as an individual. The BGCS website therefore is unable to respond to individual questions from patients relating to their clinical care.
If you have a particular concern or question relating to your personal situation please contact your healthcare provider.
If you are yet to be referred to the hospital and are worried about a suspected cancer diagnosis please contact your general practitioner (GP) or NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or telephone: 0845 46 47. Macmillan and Cancer Research UK both have excellent websites and helplines that can help answer any questions you may have. Their contact details can be found here.
Once referred to a hospital, clinical teams will usually assign patients a key worker, often a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who is a first point of contact should you have any questions regarding your care. They will usually give you their contact details when they meet you in clinic.
Don't be afraid to ask questions about your investigations, treatment or other issues surrounding your care. Many patients find writing questions down on a piece of paper before going to clinic helpful so that they don't forget them when they have the opportunity to ask questions.