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Presenting symptoms of cancer and stage at diagnosis: evidence from a cross-sectional, population-based study

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Presenting symptoms of cancer and stage at diagnosis: evidence from a cross-sectional, population-based study

The Lancet Oncology

Fecha de publicación: 5 November 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30595-9

Autores: Minjoung Monica Koo, PhD., Ruth Swann, PhD., Sean McPhail, PhD., Gary A Abel, PhD., Lucy Elliss-Brookes, BSc., Prof Greg P Rubin, FRCGP., et al.

Background: Early diagnosis interventions such as symptom awareness campaigns increasingly form part of global cancer control strategies. However, these strategies will have little impact in improving cancer outcomes if the targeted symptoms represent advanced stage of disease. Therefore, we aimed to examine associations between common presenting symptoms of cancer and stage at diagnosis.

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