One in Five Cancer Patients Put Off Doctor Visit

June 12, 2014 10:39 AM

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One in five cancer patients typically wait more than three months to check in with a doctor about potentially serious symptoms, according to a new study by King’s College London.

The most common reason (28 percent of patients) was failure to recognize the symptoms as serious. Other factors, found in fewer than six percent of patients, included embarrassment or worrying about wasting the doctor’s time.

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