Can you help us speed up diagnosis?

We're researching ways for people to get a diagnosis faster. Have you got five minutes to share your experiences and thoughts on getting a diagnosis in our quick survey?

Opportunity deadline: 2 January

Location: Home

Speeding up cancer diagnosis is an important priority for Cancer Research UK. For many people the earlier their cancer is diagnosed, the better their chance of successful treatment. Survival for some of the most common types of cancer is more than three times higher when the disease is diagnosed in its earlier stages.

One way which might speed up diagnosis is simplifying the way in which a person's symptoms are investigated. Some places in England are trying a new 'route' to investigate a person's symptoms. Instead of referring people to a specialist doctor first, the GP misses out this step and directly orders the tests themselves. The aim is to find out whether this 'route' means people have a fast diagnosis.

Cancer Research UK want to know how people feel about this new 'route'. Your views will inform how we support and influence changes to how people are diagnosed.

We appreciate that some poeple will have more than one experience, but for the survey please draw from an individual experience of diagnosis if you have one. If you would like to share other experiences, you're welcome to complete the survey more than once.

This survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. We are hoping for as many responses as possible.


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