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Concern over bowel cancer patients with symptoms year before diagnosis

Researchers found a fifth of those who received an emergency diagnosis had symptoms that might have seen disease caught earlier A fifth of bowel cancer patients who received an emergency diagnosis in one year in England had characteristic symptoms the year before, suggesting their disease could have been caught earlier, researchers say. With the majority of patients having seen a doctor in the 12 months before their diagnosis, whether emergency or non-emergency, the authors of the new study say multiple factors could be behind the finding.
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