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The range of treatments for a wide range of cancers is expanding rapidly, but the key to successfully treating the disease is to attack it before it spreads from the initial part of the body to other organs. Early diagnosis therefore is crucial, but in too many cases cancers go undiagnosed until it is either too late to treat or the treatment required is far more draconian – and unpleasant – than it should have been.
Late Diagnosis of Cancer Is Something That the Medical Profession in the UK Is Well Aware Of
The extent of the late diagnosis of cancer is something that the medical profession in the UK is well aware of. In 2007, the Department of Health’s Cancer Reform Strategy identified late or missed diagnosis as a significant contributor to the UK’s relatively poor cancer survival rates compared to other developed countries.