Under-50s with bowel cancer see GPs with non-specific symptoms

Younger patients are less likely to present with 'red-flag' symptoms leading to delayed diagnosis: study
Reuters Health

Patients under 50 tend to present to their GPs with non-specific symptoms, contributing to delays in their diagnosis of colorectal cancer, UK researchers report.

Young patients with cancer will not necessarily have the typical ‘red-flag’ symptoms, says author Dr Chanpreet Arhi, from Imperial College London.