One in ten delaying cancer screenings: Bupa

New survey shows

John Brazier
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One in ten delaying cancer screenings: Bupa

Embarrassment, outcome fears and anxiety are found to be the most common reasons for putting off a cancer screening.

A survey conducted among 2,000 UK adults in July on behalf of Bupa Health Clinics has found that one in 10 people are delaying a cancer screening. The research found that the top reasons for either missing or delaying a screening were embarrassment (23%), past bad experiences (21%), fear of the outcome (20%) anxiety (20%) and it not fitting with their working hours (19%). Concerns about being able to take time off work also made people postpone appointments, with 16% saying they have had to...

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