April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA108
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the management of upper gastrointestinal cancers by medical personnel. "NHS Cancer Plan" with earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancers is more so important in upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers where the prognosis remains worse despite advances in treatment and hence a "very early diagnosis" is the key. 65 patients, 28 females were identified. The mean age was 71 years, range 43-86 for males and 75 years range, 54-96 for females. 58 patients were directly referred from GPs whereas 7 were in hospital referrals. Despite majority 86% of patients having had a diagnosis within 4 weeks only 45% were resected.


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