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Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today.
I am sorry to hear this. How old is your daughter now please? And this isn't being recommended as a surgery on the NHS?
Yes, I can advise, but how old is your daughter please?
Thanks, ***** ***** you know what type of Sarcoma she has?
Thanks, ***** ***** would typically be from about £17,000 to £25,000 for this type of surgery. There are however many variable regarding the site of the sarcoma as this can change if the surgery is shorter or longer, the cost of your hospital and anaesthetic costs also vary depending on where you are in the UK and what type of hospital you would use.
I would suggest only considering a large hospital for this type of surgery, therefore if not funded by the NHS, I would seek a trust that can do this through their private side, but essentially uses the same theatre and wards as the NHS as the follow up care would be better for higher risk surgery.
I would however suggest as well that this is likely to be funded by the NHS if there was benefit to be gained.
That is my pleasure, so you would need the support of your daughters consultant to challenge this. They can support with the risks of not having it against the risks of having it, as both would have their own costs. The CCG (group who hold the funding) are difficult to challenge individually as the processes are a little frustrating. But your doctor would be able to help with this.
That is my pleasure. Take care and all the best.