Topic: A Matter of Time: The Distance Patients Travel Impacts Stage at Diagno

ASCO Connection piece - A Matter of Time: The Distance Patients Travel Impacts Stage at Diagnosis.

Not specifically about CC but relevant none the less I thought.

http://connection.asco.org/Magazine/Art … nosis.aspx

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Re: A Matter of Time: The Distance Patients Travel Impacts Stage at Diagno

Yes, Gavin, this is relevant. Traveling is exhausting and expensive. Distance has limited my sister to care in her local area. Thankfully its a good place but not top rated for CC. Even locally, it takes the better part if a day to get there, do appts and get home... Child care and her husbands work arrangements have to be made etc. We "do what we have to do" but realistically, most must find care fairly close to where they live or move temporarily to the city to get it.

Willow

Re: A Matter of Time: The Distance Patients Travel Impacts Stage at Diagno

Noted that this article really is trying to show correlation between distance and stage at time of diagnosis (assuming pt living closer may have had screening sooner).  My comments refer more to access to care after diagnosis.

Willow

Re: A Matter of Time: The Distance Patients Travel Impacts Stage at Diagno

Thanks for that Willow.

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