Kreftdiagnostikk i almenpraksis III. Almenpraktikeres registrering av kreftfaresignaler hos pasienter
AuthorHoltedahl, Knut A.
General practitioners in Tromsø, Norway, recorded for six months the occurrence of symptoms corresponding to the “seven warning signals” of cancer. Such signals were recorded in 5.4% of the consultations. Occurrence rates according to sex and age are presented.
If approximately every 20th patient in the doctor’s opinion presents with such a signal, some extra attention towards these patients should be possible. Whether these patients really have an increased incidence of cancer compared with other patients demands further investigation.