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69 Fear of the Unknown — A Pathway of Care for Patients with Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  1. CM Littlewooda,
  2. R Lattenb,
  3. EM Marshallc,
  4. A Corrigand,
  5. D Maddoxd and
  6. C Murraya
  1. a Hospital Palliative Care Team, St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals
  2. b Liverpool Marie Curie Institute
  3. c Clatterbridge Centre Oncology
  4. d Cancer Services, St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals

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Background

Local and national evidence shows that this is a group of patients that experiences poor prognosis, delayed specialist referral, over investigation and prolonged hospitalisation.

Aims

Assess impact of an unknown primary pathway on the length of hospital inpatient stay. …

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