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Delay in diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer: from the beginning of symptoms to surgery--an Iranian study.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
77–81
Identifiers
PMID: 17602354
Source
Medline

Abstract

Delays from referral to endoscopy performance and from performance of endoscopy to pathologic confirmation were higher than expected. A screening plan for timely referral of patients and performance of endoscopy seems essential. To reduce the time of delay, efforts such as physician education, cooperation between hospital units and pathologists and provision of necessary hospital equipment are highly recommended.

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