Could a stiff upper lip prevent you from beating cancer?

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The researchers also found that people in the UK were as aware of cancer symptoms as those in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but more reluctant to seek help, they said.  A third of those surveyed feared wasting a doctor's time.

It was said, in the British Journal of Cancer, that this may partly explain why the UK has a far lower cancer survival rate than other developed nations, despite good access to skilled medical staff and cutting-edge treatments.

Sara Hiom, of Cancer Research UK, said the charity "and others are working hard to understand and address these potential barriers to early presentation and encourage people to tell their doctor if they have noticed something different about their body".

The story was also covered by BBC and the full article can be found here.

Ellen Browne-Marke

Paralegal - Clinical negligence team

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