The experiences of young oral cancer patients in Scotland; Symptom recognition and delays in seeking professional help

L Grant, Karin Silver, Linda Bauld, S Warnakulasuriya

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Abstract

Explores the reasons for delay in seeking help from a GP or a dentist among a group of young oral cancer patients in Scotland.The majority did not at first think their symptom was serious; none thought their presenting symptoms were associated with cancer.Future oral cancer public awareness campaigns should highlight that if a symptom persists beyond two weeks it needs a professional opinion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-471
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Volume208
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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