Cancer is a very dangerous disease that should not be taken lightly and should be addressed immediately. Cancer can occur in many different forms and can affect many different organs in the body. With the different forms of cancer; different types have different treatments, while some are not treatable.
However, when discussing treatments, scientists try to find the most effective ways to treat cancer in order to help encourage patients to use it, in hopes to feel better. A recent study conducted by a team of researchers was able to hypothesis that cancer patients who get treated in emergency departments usually tend to show better treatment results compared to patients who are admitted in the hospital.
The study was published by lead author Dr. Keerat Grewal in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Dr. Keerat Grewal is , an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. He commented on the obtained results saying, “Patients who were seen in an emergency department that was not associated with where they received cancer treatment or one of the 14 major cancer centers in the province were less likely to be admitted to hospital but more likely to die within 30 days of the visit. This may be because of a combination of factors, including a lack of cancer expertise at hospitals that do not routinely provide cancer care.”
The final results encourage patients with cancer to stay in the emergency as better care is provided there.