One in five bowel cancer 'red flag' symptoms missed

One in five bowel cancer 'red flag' symptoms missed
 

One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, a study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests.
And 16% of emergency bowel cancer patients had seen their GP three times or more with relevant symptoms.
But overall these symptoms were much less common in patients diagnosed at an emergency stage.
The study looked at data on diagnoses in England from 2005 to 2006.
The researchers, from University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focused on what had happened to patients... read more

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