Experience of, awareness of and help-seeking for potential cancer symptoms in smokers and non-smokers: a cross-sectional study
Walabyeki, Julie; Adamson, Joy; Buckley, Hannah L.; Sinclair, Helena; Atkin, Karl; Graham, Hilary; Whitaker, Katriina; Wardle, Jane; Macleod, Una
Hannah L. Buckley
Professor Una Macleod U.M.Macleod@hull.ac.uk
Dean / Professor of Primary Care Medicine
Presenting to primary care with potential cancer symptoms is contingent on one’s ability to recognize potentially serious symptoms. We investigated differences between smokers and non-smokers in symptoms experienced, awareness and consulting of potential respiratory, head and neck cancer symptoms.
Smokers and non-smokers aged over 50 from Yorkshire general practice lists were sent a postal questionnaire asking about symptoms, consulting and awareness of cancer symptoms. Data were analysed using STATA14.
Response rate after one reminder was 30.5% (1205/3954). Smoking status was associated with experience of cough (p
Walabyeki, J., Adamson, J., Buckley, H. L., Sinclair, H., Atkin, K., Graham, H., …Macleod, U. (2017). Experience of, awareness of and help-seeking for potential cancer symptoms in smokers and non-smokers: a cross-sectional study. PloS one, 12(8), e0183647. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183647
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 9, 2017|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 28, 2017|
|Publication Date||Aug 28, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Jan 18, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 18, 2018|
|Publisher||Public Library of Science|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||General biochemistry; Genetics and molecular biology; General agricultural and biological sciences; General medicine|
|Copyright Statement||©2017 Walabyeki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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©2017 Walabyeki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.