Keane MB, Johnson GJ. Early diagnosis improves survival in colorectal cancer. Practitioner 2012;256 (1753):15-18

Early diagnosis improves survival in colorectal cancer

26 Jul 2012Pais-up subscribers

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK. The UK has one of the lowest survival rates for colorectal cancer in Europe. Collaborative work from cancer registries across Europe has indicated that early symptom recognition and early diagnosis are important factors in improving survival. GPs play an important role in recognising symptoms and supporting patients through the investigation and ongoing management of their disease.  [With external links to current evidence and summaries]

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