Delay in cancer diagnosis can happen from time to time. It is very likely that when you feel sick and go to the hospital, the doctor tells you that you are diagnosed with cancer at a late stage. Astonished and desperate, you might not even recall any warning signals with your body before.
Why some cancers are diagnosed late?
People might not know potential cancer signs or symptoms, such as feeling tired out of nowhere, or having a cough that lasts for a long time. Considering the inconvenient procedure of seeing a doctor, some people tend to ignore slight symptoms and give up making an appointment. Even though people manage to walk into the hospital, the diagnosis journeys are not always straightforward. Doctors might probe other possibilities before making a cancer diagnosis.
Why we need early cancer diagnosis?
A late cancer diagnosis means less chances of survival. On the contrary, cancer that’s diagnosed at an early stage, before it has gone too large and spread widely, is more likely to be treated successfully. According to a research, nearly 9 in 10 of lung cancer patients will survive for at least a year if diagnosed at the earliest stage. This falls to around 1 in 5 people when lung cancer is diagnosed at the most advanced stage.
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