GP's surgeries to get software that spots early cancer symptoms and calculates risk
There are more than 200 forms of cancer, and many of their
symptoms are the same as for a range of other, often less serious,
conditions. Computers could help doctors get it right more often
when deciding whether to investigate a patient further, discharge
them or refer them to hospital.
"This is helping GPs because none of us can retain this sort of
information [about cancer symptoms] and having to retain it for
bowel cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer, as well as for heart
disease, it would take a remarkable human brain to be able to do
that, so why not get computers to support it?" said Professor Mike
Richards, the government's cancer tsar.
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