Telephone: 01233 616777
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message on the answer machine and we will return your call within 24 hours. Please remember to leave your name, date of birth and hospital or NHS number.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let the hospital know immediately. It is important an alternative date and time is made when cancelling. You can do this by phoning us direct on 01233 616777.
What we do
Our Non-Specific Symptoms (NSS) Faster Diagnostic service provide investigation, diagnosis and treatment for non-specific symptoms that could be suspicious of cancer.
We also arrange any referrals you need to other specialist cancer and non-cancer teams.
Some symptoms may include:
unexplained weight loss
vague abdominal pain
nausea (feeling sick) and / or appetite loss
There are many conditions that your symptoms could be linked to, including the possibility of cancer.
Please be assured that most patients will not have cancer but it is important we identify any conditions which may need to be treated. Earlier tests could help make a diagnosis quicker and allow treatment to start sooner.
Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions about the appointment or our service.
We also manage the referrals from the NHS Galleri Trial.
If you have been referred to East Kent Hospitals via the Galleri Trial, we will be in contact once we have reviewed the referral. If you have any queries, please contact us or visit the NHS Galleri Trial website.
About your appointment
You will be contacted for an appointment by the NSS team. This will either be a face-to-face appointment or held via telephone.
You may need to have other tests such as CT, MRI and ultrasound.
Your GP may have taken bloods and our team will have these results for the first appointment. You may be required to have other blood tests.
You will be contacted by the hospital for further information.
We will either invite you back to clinic for a second appointment to discuss your outcome or we will give you a call.
Where to find us
Our services take place at:
Buckland Hospital, Dover
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
How to use this service
Your GP will arrange a referral for you if they feel your symptoms need further investigation.
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