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Half of people showing signs of cancer delayed seeking a test during first lockdown

Added 02-25-21 03:36:03am EST - “The survey by Cancer Research UK and Cardiff University found 40 per cent had at least one potential symptom between March and August, but 45 per cent of them did not call their GP.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Half of people with sign of cancer delayed test during first lockdown”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Half of those who suffered cancer symptoms during the first lockdown delayed getting checked amid fears of over-burdening the NHS, a study shows.

The survey of 7,543 found 40 per cent had at least one potential symptom between March and August, and of these 45 per cent did not contact their GP.

Potential cancer symptoms include coughing up blood, unexplained lumps and changes in appearance of a mole.

The study was a collaboration between Cancer Research UK and Cardiff University, where health psychologist Professor Kate Brain said ‘stay home’ lockdown messaging also ‘sent a strong message to the public that cancer can wait’.

The survey of 7,543 people by Cancer Research UK and Cardiff University found 40 per cent had at least one potential symptom between March and August, and of these 45 per cent did not contact their GP (stock photo)

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