Your General Practitioner (GP) or dentist has asked for you to have an urgent hospital appointment within two weeks.
The two week appointment system was introduced so that any patient with symptoms that might indicate cancer, or a serious condition such as cancer, could be seen by a specialist as quickly as possible.
Attending this appointment within two weeks is vitally important and will allow you to benefit from:
- An early diagnosis and earlier access to treatment, which is shown to improve health outcomes, or,
- In most cases, early reassurance that cancer has not been diagnosed