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  Two-Week Wait Rule - Suspected Cancer  
Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer (Two week wait rule) based on NICE Guidance 2005
Last Updated October 2012.

Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer

Urgent Referral

Patients with:

  • Headache of recent onset with features suggestive of raised intracranial pressure +/- papilloedema
  • Subacute progressive neurological deficit including cranial nerve palsies developing over days to weeks


Immediate Referral via A&E

  • Patients with multiple closely-placed new onset siezures




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