Teenage Cancer Trust
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Teenage Cancer Trust: Young patients undiagnosed

Campaigners are asking doctors not to rule out cancer when diagnosing younger patients.

A Teenage Cancer Trust survey suggested that many young sufferers believe they could have been diagnosed earlier.

One in four cancer patients told a Trust survey they had to visit their GP at least four times before their symptoms were taken seriously.

Every year in the UK 2,100 people aged between 13 and 24 are told they have cancer.

Sima Kotecha reports.

  • 24 Jun 2011