Trends in presentation of bone and soft tissue sarcomas over 25 years: little evidence of earlier diagnosis.

@article{Smith2011TrendsIP,
  title={Trends in presentation of bone and soft tissue sarcomas over 25 years: little evidence of earlier diagnosis.},
  author={Gina Maisto Smith and Graham David Johnson and Robert J Grimer and Steven Wilson},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={
          542-7
        }
}
Earlier diagnosis is a key aim in achieving improved outcomes for patients with cancer. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas represent approximately 1% of all malignant tumours. Delays in diagnosis are frequent both because of their rarity and because the clinical features are easily confused with other conditions. In 2000 advice on earlier diagnosis was widely publicised. This study investigates how two factors that may act as a proxy for delay in diagnosis have varied over a 25-year period and… CONTINUE READING

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