GPs pick up cancer fastest in older males

GPs pick up cancer much faster if the patient is a white male aged over 65, research suggests.

A large study of cancer patients has found that women require more visits than men to their GP with suspicious symptoms before being referred to a specialist.

Younger patients and those from ethnic minority groups also saw their GPs more times before being referred for suspected cancer, found the survey of 41,000 English cancer patients.

The study also