GP consultationWhy is earlier diagnosis important?

The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the more options there are for treating it and the better the chance of survival. This is why earlier diagnosis is one of London Cancer’s three key objectives.

Why are some cancers diagnosed late?

Cancers can be diagnosed late for various reasons including:

  • A lack of awareness about the signs and symptoms of cancer
  • A delay in going to see a doctor
  • Delays in GPs referring patients for tests or treatment
  • Delays getting a hospital appointment

What is London Cancer doing?

London Cancer aims to improve the earlier diagnosis of cancer through our projects which focus on:

  • Raising public awareness of cancer
  • Speeding up the route to diagnosis
  • Improving access to tests