The Rarer Cancers Foundation have been commissioned by the Department of Health to undertake a study looking at:
- how people were diagnosed with a rarer cancer
- what symptoms they experienced
- how long symptoms persisted before they saw a doctor
- how the doctor responded to these symptoms
- how rapidly the cancer was diagnosed.
Rarer cancers it means any cancer other than breast, lung, colorectal and prostate. Mouth (head and neck) cancers are rarer cancers. The study requires a survey of those patients who attended a GP practice in England only at any time between 7th November 2003 and 6th November 2009 inclusive. It will help to make a real difference to the outcomes for those diagnosed with rarer cancers.
I would therefore be grateful if you could please complete the survey found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3ZJRYR. Your feedback as a mouth (head and neck) cancer survivor is vital to ensure our views are represented.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Dr Vinod K Joshi
Founder & Chief Executive
Mouth Cancer Foundation
p.s. If you have any questions on this then please do contact Debbie at the Rarer Cancers Foundation at DebbieD@rarercancers.org.uk.