Patient symptom experience prior to a diagnosis of oesophageal or gastric cancer: a multi-methods study
BJGP open, 2020.
Primary health careearly diagnosisesophageal neoplasmsgastrointestinal neoplasmsgeneral practiceMore(2+)
The patient interval may be lengthened by misinterpretation of key terms, such as heartburn, or misattribution or non-recognition of important bodily changes. Clearly defined symptom awareness messages may encourage earlier help-seeking, while eliciting symptom experience and meanings in primary care consultations could prompt earlier ref...More
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