Delay in diagnosis and referral patterns of 646 patients with oral and maxillofacial cancer: a report from a single institution in Hamburg, Germany.

@article{Friedrich2010DelayID,
  title={Delay in diagnosis and referral patterns of 646 patients with oral and maxillofacial cancer: a report from a single institution in Hamburg, Germany.},
  author={Reinhard Edgar Friedrich},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={1833-6}
}
UNLABELLED Improvement in therapy for malignant diseases in the oral and maxillofacial (OMF) region rests mainly upon diagnosis at an early stage of the disease. This study performed an analysis of the delays between symptom onset and time taken for patients to seek medical advice and then their subsequent specialist referral to the Department of OMF Surgery at Eppendorf University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS The files of 646 patients (males: 451, females: 195) with malignancies of the OMF… CONTINUE READING

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