Risk factors for delay in symptomatic presentation: a survey of cancer patients

@inproceedings{Forbes2014RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for delay in symptomatic presentation: a survey of cancer patients},
  author={Lindsay J. L. Forbes and Fiona G Warburton and Meirion Richards and Amanda J. Ramirez},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
Background:Delay in symptomatic presentation leading to advanced stage at diagnosis may contribute to poor cancer survival. To inform public health approaches to promoting early symptomatic presentation, we aimed to identify risk factors for delay in presentation across several cancers.Methods:We surveyed 2371 patients with 15 cancers about nature and duration of symptoms using a postal questionnaire. We calculated relative risks for delay in presentation (time from symptom onset to first… CONTINUE READING
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