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Factors related with symptom duration until diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic colorectal cancer

Magdalena Esteva1*, Alfonso Leiva1, María Ramos2, Salvador Pita-Fernández3, Luis González-Luján4, Montse Casamitjana5, María A Sánchez6, Sonia Pértega-Díaz3, Amador Ruiz1, Paloma Gonzalez-Santamaría3, María Martín-Rabadán7, Ana M Costa-Alcaraz8, Alejandro Espí9, Francesc Macià10, Josep M Segura11, Sergio Lafita12, Francisco Arnal-Monreal13, Isabel Amengual14, Marta M Boscá-Watts9, Angels Hospital10, Hermini Manzano15, Rosa Magallón16 and DECCIRE GROUP*

Author Affiliations

1 Unit of Research, Majorca Department of Primary Health Care, Balearic Institute of Health, Reina Esclaramunda 9, 07003, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2 Department of Public Health, Balearic Department of Health, Majorca Cancer Registry, C/ Jesus n 33, 07001, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

3 Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, A Coruña University, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, Xubias de Arriba, 84, Hotel de los pacientes 7ª planta, 15006, A Coruña, Spain

4 Serreria II Primary Care Centre, Valencia Institute of Health, C/ Pedro de Valencia 28, 46022, Valencia, Spain

5 Health Consorcium of Barcelona, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili - Edifici Mestral, Esteve Terrades, 30, 08023, Barcelona, Spain

6 Canal Imperial Primary Care Centre, Paseo Colon 4, 50006, Zaragoza, Spain

7 Can Misses Primary Care Centre, Primary Health Care Eivissa Department, Avinguda de la Pau s/n, 07800, Eivissa, Spain

8 Nazareth Primary Care Centre, Parque Nazareth 16, 46024, Valencia, Spain

9 Department of Gastroenterology, University Clinic Hospital of Valencia, Avenida Blasco Ibañez 17, 46010, Valencia, Spain

10 Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Hospital del Mar, Passeig Marítim 25-29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain

11 Lluis Saye Primary Care Centre, C/ Torres i Amat 8, 08001, Barcelona, Spain

12 Pirinees High Resolution Hospital, Calzada de Rapit s/n, 22700, Jaca, Spain

13 Department of Anatomical Pathology, A Coruña University, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, Xubias de Arriba, 84, Hotel de los pacientes 7ª planta, 15006, A Coruña, Spain

14 Department of Anatomical Pathology, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Carretera Valldemosa, Palma, Spain

15 Department of Oncology, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Carretera Valldemosa, Palma, Spain

16 Primary Care Research Unit, Arrabal Health Centre, Gracia Gazulla, 50015, Zaragoza, Spain

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BMC Cancer 2013, 13:87  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-87

Published: 23 February 2013

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