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WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE

WHO GET CANCER

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KEEP THEM IN MIND...GO TO YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS ONE APPEARS

REASONS FOR CANCER PATIENT DELAY

Connecticut, 1938 and 1946

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39.8%

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38.2%

33.8%

30.2%

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Negligence or

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Reasons for delay between first symptoms and treatment in 1938, oad In 1946, based on 1000 cases in each your Source: E. J. Macdonald, Reprint from Connecticut Health Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 4 April 1947

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1945 (924 coses)

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1940
(279 cases) (720 coses) (1,388 cases)

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i Source Massachusetts Department of Public Health- 1948

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