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NICE publishes draft guide for early signs of cancer

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 20 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7026
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London, UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft updated guidance to help general practitioners spot early signs of cancer in a bid to improve rates of early diagnosis.1

The guideline uses tables to clearly set out which signs and symptoms best predict different cancers together with recommendations for tests and referral to specialist services. It also sets …

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