Call for earlier diagnosis of bone cancers in a bid to boost survival rates

Earlier diagnosis by GPs of bone cancers will be called for by a charity during its awareness week, starting on Saturday.

The Bone Cancer Research Trust – supported by Boxmoor dad and charity trustee John Dealey, whose son’s life was claimed by Ewing’s sarcoma – says survival rates have not improved in the last 25 years.

Teenager Adam was wrongly diagnosed several times after complaining of a pain in his rib when the cancer would have been spotted on a simple X ray.

To give others a better chance of beating the disease the trust has teamed up with the Royal College of GPs to launch a specialist e-learning module to help GPs spot the symptoms of bone cancer.

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