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Oct 2016

GPs miss 2,000 bowel cancer tumours each year

Research has suggested that typical ‘red flag’ symptoms of bowel cancer, such as abdominal pain and weight loss, are being routinely missed by GPs, and that at least 2,000 patients whose conditions are diagnosed in A&E every year could have been picked up earlier. The study, which was carried out by Cancer Research UK and…

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