volume 36, issue 10, P1419-1424 2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-879x2003001000020
View full text

Abstract: AbstractDuring routine investigations, we are surprised to find that therapy for bone metastases is sometimes delayed for a considerable period of time. To determine the extent of this delay and its causes, we reviewed the medical records of symptomatic patients seen at our hospital who had been recently diagnosed as having bone metastases for the last four years. The treatment delay was defined as the interval between presentation with symptoms and definitive treatment for bone metastases. The diagnostic del…

Expand abstract