4 Responses to “BMJ – How many new cancers are diagnosed after emergency admission?”

  1. Carol Stanton November 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I can’t fault my GP surgery in the response to a recent Ovarian Cancer scare. Within five days I had been examined, poked and prodded and given the all clear. I bet no one will report on that!

  2. Keith Walker December 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I don’t think I understand. Are these specific A&E admissions that are presenting because of the cancer, or does it include (for example) injured people in which cancers are detected by X-rays carried out for other reasons? In the latter case, there’s no reason to think they have even seen their GP and (assuming a true positive detection) the outcome looks like a bonus. Could you help, Margaret?

  3. margaretadmin December 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    hello, they are cancers diagnosed for the first time at whatever type of admissions. so yes, that example would occur – a test being carried out for some other reason. but it will also be because sometimes a GP will be v concerned about a patient and refer them straight to hospital. hence the confusion – we can’t tell which is what.

  4. Keith Walker December 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Margaret – many thanks, I understand it now.