Does the Primary Care Experience Influence the Cancer Diagnostic Process?
Elapsed times (median; in days) in cancer diagnosis.
Patients with breast cancer
Patients with lung cancer
Patients with colorectal cancer
Difference between cancer sites
Time between first symptoms and making appointment1
Time between making appointment and start of investigation1
Times between first symptoms and making appointment for these symptoms and between making appointment for the first symptoms and start of investigation could not be calculated in 28% of cases, because of the large amount of missing data for the date when the first appointment was made after noticing symptoms (24%). Median test.