GP's hope for early cancer diagnosis
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Aberdare GP hopes pilot will help cancer diagnosis

Aberdare GP Dr Gareth Jordan hopes a "one stop shop" for cancer diagnosis will mean the disease will be caught earlier for those patients with more vague symptoms.

He said sometimes it came down to a gut instinct that something was wrong with a patient, although the signs were not obvious.

A six-month pilot scheme in the Cynon Valley and Neath will try out the new way of working, which has been adopted from a Danish idea.

Dr Jordan told BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke he believed it would mean earlier diagnosis.

  • 11 Apr 2017
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