One in four British cancer patients are suffering delays in diagnosis which could cost lives, a major study has found.
The research by Cancer Research UK found that long waits for tests and results after seeing a GP were the chief factor.
Experts warned that half of patients who suffered an avoidable delay ended up waiting at least two months longer than those given a prompt diagnosis.
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