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DIAGNOSTIC DELAY IN ONCOLOGY: IS THERE A NEED FOR INCREASING CANCER AWARENESS AMONG PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS OF INDIA?

 

Advanced stage at diagnosis is considered as the most important prognostic factor associated with poorer outcomes for most of the malignancies. Apart from amenability, tolerance of patients to radical therapies like surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy will be better when cancer is diagnosed at early stages. However, a large proportion of cancers in developing countries are diagnosed at an advanced stage...

 

Authors: Raviteja Miriyala,  Anshuma Bansal,  Chinnababu Dracham,  Pragyat Thakur,  Sushmita Ghoshal

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