Assessment of Suspected Cancer

  title={Assessment of Suspected Cancer},
  author={M. Watson},
  pages={107 - 94}
  • M. Watson
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • InnovAiT
  • Early detection of cancer is crucial to improve patients' chances of survival. Unfortunately, early signs of cancer are often easier to see with the benefit of hindsight than they are at the time of presentation. Although cancer is common, cancer diagnosis is a relatively rare occurrence for an individual GP and referral from primary to secondary care is often triggered by a GP's awareness of ‘alarm symptoms’ or ‘red flags’ that are considered to predict malignant disease. It is important to… CONTINUE READING
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