News tagged with delay

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

Women in rural India are waiting too long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most Indian women do not know how to do breast self-exams, and many of them have not even heard of breast cancer. This is the conclusion ...

Mar 22, 2018
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Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Despite longer treatment wait times from diagnosis to surgery for patients with colon cancer – some even exceeding the 28-day recommendation by an additional two months – there seems to be no adverse impact on survival ...

Dec 08, 2017
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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

A retrospective review of several thousand melanoma cases in North Carolina found that Medicaid patients were more likely to experience surgical treatment delays than patients with private insurance, according to a study ...

Oct 04, 2017
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