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NICE say new symptom–based approach will help to save thousands of lives each year from cancer in England

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posted by WM Admin on 23 June 2015



"NICE has updated and redesigned its guideline to support GPs to recognise the signs and symptoms of 37 different cancers and refer people for the right tests faster.

In a change to its 2005 predecessor, the updated guideline uses a new approach – focusing on the symptoms that a patient might experience and go to their doctor with - to make its recommendations easier for GPs to use. It sets out clear tables linking signs and symptoms to possible cancers and includes simple recommendations about which tests to perform and the type of referral to specialist services that should be made".

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