sv3zoB - Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates General 

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved the NHS £3,200 per patient and could help hundreds of patients UK-wide. The trial involved cutting average time to surgery for 32 patients from two months to just over two weeks – 31 had their tumours removed successfully. But it will be two years before doctors know if operating earlier extends life….

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t7uczd - Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register General 

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive. Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs to the specific needs of adults and children with autism and help tailor services for them. The National Autistic Society said it would “help improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people”. But getting a quick diagnosis was still an issue, a child autism charity said. Autism is a lifelong, developmental…

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