How frequently do young people with potential cancer symptoms present in primary care?

Whelan, Jeremy; Fern, Lorna A.; Campbell, Christine; Eden, Tim O. B.; Grant, Robert; Lewis, Ian; MacLeod, Una; Weller, David
May 2011
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p331
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which described the patterns of presentation by teenagers and young adults with potential cancer symptoms in three general practices in Great Britain for primary care. Findings revealed the association of consultation frequency with age and sex, and reasons for consultation included contraception/pregnancy, infection and mental health issues. The commonly reported alert symptoms were unexplained pain, unexplained fatigue and headache. Data showed 255 consultations with potential cancer symptoms.


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