[Delay factors in the diagnosis of lung cancer: a public health problem].

@article{Pereira1991DelayFI,
  title={[Delay factors in the diagnosis of lung cancer: a public health problem].},
  author={Jose R. Pereira and Flora K Ikari and H{\'e}lio Minamoto and J C Cassioli},
  journal={Revista paulista de medicina},
  year={1991},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={109-12}
}
The authors try to identify causes of delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer, such causes being liable for low survival rates in five years. With this in mind, they developed a prospective study involving 100 patients admitted to the "Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho" Cancer Institute, who were asked as to the date symptoms started, medical care searched, first diagnostic impressions, and number of physicians seen till the moment of diagnosis. They observed that 73 patients looked for medical… CONTINUE READING

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