Worried about bowel cancer

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Babschap

Cancer biopsy

I, does anyone know how long a Biopsy takes in the Uk?
It’s been 2 weeks now and still no news.

Lirio345

Hi @Babschap, my experience has been that biopsies take approximately 3 weeks, but frustratingly longer in some hospitals. I hope that helps, Kim :x::x:

Babschap

Thank you, it does help a lot .

Tashasmummy

I’m in East Yorkshire and it can take 6-8 weeks. There’s a National backlog in the histology labs due to Covid. I’m at almost 4 weeks of waiting now😢