Investigating the inequalities in route to diagnosis amongst patients with diffuse large B-cell or follicular lymphoma in England

Citation:

Smith MJ, Luque-Fernandez MA, Belot A, Quartagno M, Bonaventure A, Majano SB, Rachet B, Njagi EN. Investigating the inequalities in route to diagnosis amongst patients with diffuse large B-cell or follicular lymphoma in England [Internet]. British Journal of Cancer 2021;

Abstract:

Diagnostic delay is associated with lower chances of cancer survival. Underlying comorbidities are known to affect the timely diagnosis of cancer. Diffuse large B-cell (DLBCL) and follicular lymphomas (FL) are primarily diagnosed amongst older patients, who are more likely to have comorbidities. Characteristics of clinical commissioning groups (CCG) are also known to impact diagnostic delay. We assess the association between comorbidities and diagnostic delay amongst patients with DLBCL or FL in England during 2005–2013.

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