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


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Grant, L., Silver, K., Bauld, L. and Warnakulasuriya, S., 2010. The experiences of young oral cancer patients in Scotland; Symptom recognition and delays in seeking professional help. British Dental Journal, 208 (10), pp. 465-471.

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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.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGrant, L., Silver, K., Bauld, L. and Warnakulasuriya, S.
DOI10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.450
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code18980

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