TITLE

ENDOSCOPY WAITING TIMES, THE 2 WEEK WAIT AND STAGE OF UPPER GI CANCER

AUTHOR(S)
Cameron, E. A. B.; Hindmarsh, A.; Tighe, M. R.; Lewis, M. P.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There are approximately 17 000 new cases of gastric and oesophageal cancer in Great Britain each year. Survival is poor due to late stage at diagnosis. From 2000, patients meeting criteria for suspected cancer have to be seen by a specialist within 2 weeks. Since the introduction of the 2 Week wait for upper GI cancer, the proportion of patients with early disease has improved. However, the majority of patients with early disease do not meet these criteria and of those that do most are diagnosed via different routes.
ACCESSION #
13218940

 

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