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Letters Don’t blame GPs for late cancer diagnoses

Late cancer diagnoses: biology triumphs clinical acumen

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 19 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5155
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
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The headlines about late diagnosis of cancers feed into a false narrative that misleads the public to believe that if any chronic disease had been diagnosed a bit earlier, the outcome would have been vastly …

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