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Cancer risk tool rolled out to over 4,000 GP practices

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The challenge is in setting the threshold. The higher you set it the more cancers will be "missed", the lower you set it the more "normal" people will be seen for every cancer diagnosed. These tools give us the numbers. The voters (or the politicians) must decide where they want the balance. The trouble is they either lack the understanding or the honesty for an open dialogue. I do recommend viewing the video on how the checker template works though, it gives the opportunity to code the symptoms as you go which is very helpful in guiding routes of referral. http://emisnug.org.uk/article/using-cancer-symptom-checker-emis-web

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03 Mar 2015

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10:19pm

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