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    MT
    Participant

    Hi,
    I’m new to the forum. I had my first appt. with Clinical Genetics last week, referred as I was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 30, and my father had leiomyosarcoma of prostate and lung sarcoma. I was told it could take up to 12 weeks for the results to come through, and I was wondering how quickly other people got theirs back?

    Thanks

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    Pan
    Keymaster

    Hi.

    12 weeks is about average – sometimes it can come a bit sooner, but not by much. Whereabouts are you in the country?

    Pan

    PS – Welcome aboard…

    #443

    MT
    Participant

    Thanks for the response – I was hoping it might be much quicker than that, I’m not very good at waiting patiently!

    I’m based in Glasgow, so good access to relevant departments etc…

    #444

    Pan
    Keymaster

    Well, I hope that they do come back with a good result for you and in less than 12 weeks.

    By the way, how did you find us? A quick Google or were you pointed in our direction by someone at the clinic?

    #445

    MT
    Participant

    It was Google – I hadn’t heard of the TP53 mutation before my appointment, only BRCA1/2, so I wanted to find out a little bit more. I was pleased to come across this site – Google can often bring up information that is more unhelpful and worrying than useful, but the information here is very comprehensive and well-presented. I hope I get a good result, but if not I am glad to know that there is somewhere I can go to for advice…

    #448

    SKH
    Participant

    Hi MT
    Welcome to the forum. It always seems to take a long time – it took me 12 months to find out I am at risk and I still haven’t even been tested yet (16 months on) because another family member is on a very long waiting list too and they must be tested first.

    I wish we could speed up these processes!
    SKH

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