People with oesophageal and oropharyngeal cancers delay seeing their GP, audit shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 11 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1324
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

People who develop oesophageal or oropharyngeal cancer delay seeing their GP for longer than people with other cancers, results from the national audit of cancer diagnosis in primary care have shown.1

Researchers analysed data from GP consultations with 10 297 patients in England who had 18 different types of cancer in 2009-10. They assessed the number of days between a patient first noting symptoms and subsequently seeking medical help.

The …

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