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Rethinking diagnostic delay in cancer: how difficult is the diagnosis?

Lyratzopoulos G, Wardle J, Rubin G. Rethinking diagnostic delay in cancer: how difficult is the diagnosis? BMJ. 2014;349:g7400. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7400.

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January 7, 2015
Lyratzopoulos G, Wardle J, Rubin G. BMJ. 2014;349:g7400.

Past studies have found that delays in cancer diagnosis are common and harmful. Suggesting that such delays are not always due to error, this commentary reviews how diagnostic difficulty can lead to multiple consultations and hinder timely diagnosis of cancer in primary care.

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Lyratzopoulos G, Wardle J, Rubin G. Rethinking diagnostic delay in cancer: how difficult is the diagnosis? BMJ. 2014;349:g7400. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7400.

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