Concern over bowel cancer patients with symptoms year before diagnosis

Concern over bowel cancer patients with symptoms year before diagnosis
 

A fifth of bowel cancer patients who received an emergency diagnosis in one year in England had characteristic symptoms the year before, suggesting their disease could have been caught earlier, researchers say.
With the majority of patients having seen a doctor in the 12 months before their diagnosis, whether emergency or non-emergency, the authors of the new study say multiple factors could be behind the finding.
“The sample [of patients] we have analysed come from more than 200 GP practices, so this suggests that it is not a problem of specific doctors, it suggests that it is a... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Health, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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