Cancer is diagnosed more quickly in patients who bypass GPs

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1229
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Delay in diagnosis of cancer in the United Kingdom varies widely, according to the type of cancer, new research shows. Patients with suspected prostate cancer face delays almost three times as long as those with suspected breast cancer, claims new research.

    The study, which was published online (ahead of print publication) on 3 May in the British Journal of Cancer (, doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602587), looked at times to diagnosis for six types of cancer. It …

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