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Younger pancreatic cancer patients taking longer to get diagnosed, UK

Younger pancreatic cancer patients, including those in their 30s and 40s, are more likely than older patients to experience delayed diagnosis and to be misdiagnosed, a major new survey has found. The Pancreatic Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2013 [launched April 2014] of a large cohort of pancreatic cancer patients1 in England was commissioned by national [...]

GPs Lack The Confidence And Tools To Spot The Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer, UK

GPs identify patients presenting too late with pancreatic cancer due to the vagueness of the symptoms as the key contributing factor to the disease’s five-year survival rate of just 3%. The 575 GPs responding to a survey by national charity Pancreatic Cancer UK also highlighted the lack of a simple screening test and availability of [...]