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Elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

 

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Elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

53% of GPs say they are concerned that fewer older adults are contacting them with symptoms compared to before the pandemic, according to new findings from Cancer Research UK.

Other groups they were worried about included patients with learning difficulties (40%), those whose first language is not English (35%), people from poorer backgrounds (23%), ethnic minorities (22%) and those with existing health conditions (21%).  The findings come from a September survey of 1,000 UK GPs who were asked to compare their experience to before the pandemic.