The website of Pathology In Practice Magazine

Getting cancer services back on track: a diagnostics sector role

Healthcare leaders are calling upon government and health providers to drastically scale-up and improve cancer services in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This article provides an insight into some of the key recommendations for a recovery.

Nearly half of people who experienced possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic did not contact their GP, according to research carried out by Cardiff University and Cancer Research UK, published early this year. The findings focused on the experiences of 7543 people from March to August 2020.1

Possible cancer symptoms were commonly experienced during the first wave, the survey found, with 40.1% of participants (3025 people) saying they had experienced at least one potential symptom. Of those who experienced symptoms, a substantial proportion (44.8%) reported not contacting their GP for any symptom, even for red flags such as coughing up blood (30.7% of those who experienced this symptom did not seek help), an unexplained lump or swelling (41% did not seek help) or a change in the appearance of a mole (58.6% did not seek help). Principal investigator Professor Kate Brain, a health psychologist from Cardiff University’s S

Log in or register FREE to read the rest

This story is Premium Content and is only available to registered users. Please log in at the top of the page to view the full text. If you don't already have an account, please register with us completely free of charge.
Register

Upcoming Events

IBMS Biomedical Science Congress 2022

International Convention Centre, Birmingham
14-17 March 2022

Access the latest issue of Pathology In Practice on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Pathology In Practice app from your device's App store

Upcoming Events

IBMS Biomedical Science Congress 2022

International Convention Centre, Birmingham
14-17 March 2022

Access the latest issue of Pathology In Practice on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Pathology In Practice app from your device's App store

Step Communications Ltd, Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 779999 Fax: 01892 616177
www.step-communications.com
© 2021 Step Communications Ltd. Registered in England. Registration Number 3893025