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Half of UK Adults Don't Contact GP Within 6 Months of Finding Cancer Symptom

Half of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom do not contact their GP within six months, despite spotting changes to their body, research suggests.

A YouGov poll of 2,468 people for Cancer Research UK found that just 48% of those who had experienced a red flag symptom - including coughing up blood, unexplained weight loss and a new or unusual lump - contacted their GP within half a year.