Awareness of symptoms could eliminate 5600 late cancer diagnoses in England each year

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7669 (Published 13 November 2012)
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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

Age, sex, and income as well as the type of cancer influence the stage at which patients’ cancer is diagnosed, a study has found.

Eliminating these demographic inequalities would help improve the chances of a cure for up to 5600 patients in England with seven common cancers each year, the researchers have estimated.

For the study, published in the Annals of Oncology, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Eastern Cancer Registration and Information Centre examined data on the stage at diagnosis of nearly 100 000 patients with any of 10 different cancers, …

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