More women than men are diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency despite extra GP visits

Anne Li                                                                                     November 18th, 2017


More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%), despite women having more red flag symptoms and more visits to their GP, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. If diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit, patients are more likely to have poorer survival as the disease is usually at an advanced stage.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-11-03-more-women-than-men-are-diagnosed-with-bowel-cancer-as-an-emergency-despite-extra-gp-visits

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