One of the recent research by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) suggests that almost one fourth of cancers in England are only discovered at a later stage when patients are admitted hospital for emergency treatment.
On time diagnosis of the disease is very crucial for the timely treatment and management of the disease. It can even be completely treated if only diagnosed on time.
However according to the analysis of NCIN of all the patients who have been diagnosed with cancers of a malignant nature in the year 2007 suggest that almost 23 percent of newly diagnosed cases came in at the last stage of the disease.
According to the research the rates of survival for a year were much lesser for those who were diagnosed with their disease at the last stage when it was not possible to revert it completely. However for people whose disease was diagnosed earlier had a higher survival rate.
"This is the first time we've had an indication of the proportion of cancer patients diagnosed through A&E - and the sheer number, particularly those with brain cancer and acute leukaemia, seems alarmingly high," said Sara Hiom, Cancer Research UK's director of health information.