Increased Mortality linked to reduced number of early cancer referrals by GPs

“People with cancer are more likely to die if their GPs do not regularly send their patients for an urgent referral for suspected cancer within two weeks, according to research.

The research – by Cancer Research UK and National Institute for Health Research – found that the practices that most often used two-week urgent cancer referrals had 7% fewer deaths than those that used it least.”



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