Letters Urgent cancer referral pathway

Urgent cancer referral pathway: the difficulty in diagnosing head and neck cancers

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5881 (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5881
  1. Winson Wong, specialty registrar and honorary lecturer (ear, nose, and throat)1,
  2. Helen Cruickshank, ear, nose, and throat consultant1
  1. 1Pinderfield Hospital, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield WF1 4DG, UK
  1. b.y.winson.wong{at}gmail.com

We think that Møller and colleagues’ conclusions are too generalised to apply to all types of cancer.1 Different cancers have different patterns of presenting symptoms and some are more difficult to diagnose.

From our perspective as ear, nose, and throat …

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