Factors influencing late consultation among patients with rectal bleeding in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.

@article{Hashim2010FactorsIL,
  title={Factors influencing late consultation among patients with rectal bleeding in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.},
  author={Syahnaz Mohd Hashim and Khairani Omar and Tong Seng Fah and Radzniwan Abdul Rashid and Tuti Iryani Mohd Daud and Shamsul Azhar Bin Shah and Ismail Sagap},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={1335-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patients' delay in the presentation with rectal bleeding had been identified as a factor for late diagnosis of colorectal cancer. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of delay in consulting a medical practitioner and identifying associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of 80 patients with rectal bleeding, aged 40 and above, was conducted between December 2008 and June 2009 in the endoscopy unit, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre… CONTINUE READING

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