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One in five cancer patients wait over 3 months before GP visit

One in five cancer patients wait more than three months before visiting a doctor about their symptoms, a new study suggests. Twenty one percent of patients who took part in the study waited for at least three months.

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Charity: No one should wait three months to see GP

No one "should be waiting three months" to see a doctor about their possible cancer symptoms, Cancer Research UK said.

This research highlights how incredibly important it is that everyone is aware of the wide range of cancer symptoms, and has the confidence to tell their doctor.

The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chance of survival and it's essential that people report any symptoms promptly to their GP. No one should be waiting three months before booking an appointment.

– Sara Hiom, director of early diagnosis at Cancer Reserach UK

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