Rare cancers are tricky for GPs, say researchers

Many patients with rare cancers see a GP three or more times before being referred to a specialist, research shows.

This is because GPs see few cases and symptoms vary.

The study comprised 7838 English patients with 12 rarer cancers, including oropharyngeal, oral, parotid, small intestine, anal, liver, gallbladder, bone sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, penile, ureteric and