Are we failing young people with cancer?

Deborah James’ experience has raised questions about how good the UK is at spotting and treating the disease. …

Your doctor should be alert to major warning signs of cancer, but there is a medical saying: “When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras”. It’s a call to look for the most common or likely explanation, and the younger you are, the less likely cancer is to be behind your symptoms. This helps channel the health service’s limited resources to those most likely to need them.


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