Benedicte Iversen Scheel

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BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of cancer is an important challenge in general practice. Symptoms are the most common starting points. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between symptoms presented and subsequent cancer. DESIGN A cohort study of all patients seen consecutively by GPs. Prospective recording of cancer diagnosis, new cancer or new recurrence.(More)
BACKGROUND Awareness of detail in ambiguous complaints may help GPs suspect cancer when a malignancy is present. AIM To study the contribution of symptoms and patient characteristics to GPs' suspicions of cancer being present, and to what degree these suspicions were confirmed. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective cohort study of patients in 283 rural and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relative importance of different tools a GP can use during the diagnostic process towards cancer detection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study with prospective registration of cancer in general practice. SETTING AND SUBJECTS One hundred and fifty-seven Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) reported 261 cancer patients. METHOD(More)
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