Episode 094: ‘Think gynae’: help seeking behaviour in women with gynaecological cancer

In this episode, we talk to Dr Pauline Williams, a GP and an NRS Career Research Fellow. She’s based at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.

Paper: Help seeking behaviour in women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer: a systematic review

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Reducing diagnostic delay, by improving patients’ help seeking behaviour, may reduce the UK’s excess gynaecological cancer mortality. This review identifies that symptom knowledge is not enough to initiate help seeking; patients must also have the time or means to attend health care and be motivated enough, by previous experience, to overcome any fear or embarrassment they may have.

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