Diagnosing cancer in the bush: a mixed-methods study of symptom appraisal and help-seeking behaviour in people with cancer from rural Western Australia.

@article{Emery2013DiagnosingCI,
  title={Diagnosing cancer in the bush: a mixed-methods study of symptom appraisal and help-seeking behaviour in people with cancer from rural Western Australia.},
  author={Jon D Emery and Fiona M. Walter and Vicky Gray and Craig Sinclair and Denise A. Howting and Mehernosh Bulsara and Caroline Bulsara and Andrew Webster and Kirsten Auret and Christobel Saunders and Anna Nowak and Cashel D'Arcy James Holman},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={294-301}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have focused on the treatment received by rural cancer patients and have not examined their diagnostic pathways as reasons for poorer outcomes in rural Australia. OBJECTIVES To compare and explore symptom appraisal and help-seeking behaviour in patients with breast, lung, prostate or colorectal cancer from rural Western Australia (WA). METHODS A mixed-methods study of people recently diagnosed with breast, lung, prostate or colorectal cancer from rural WA. The… CONTINUE READING

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