Patient symptom experience prior to a diagnosis of oesophageal or gastric cancer: a multi-methods study

Elka Humphrys
Elka Humphrys
Margaret Johnson
Margaret Johnson
Anthony Richards
Anthony Richards
Yirupaiahgari Ks Viswanath
Yirupaiahgari Ks Viswanath

BJGP open, 2020.

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Primary health careearly diagnosisesophageal neoplasmsgastrointestinal neoplasmsgeneral practiceMore(2+)

Abstract:

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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