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Covid-19 update: Business as usual at Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

Contact us on 020 7288 4800 or info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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Common signs of cancer missed in young people

Two thirds of young people with cancer visited GPs and presented with at least one of the most common cancer symptoms, yet in a third of these appointments, the GPs did not refer them on to a specialist. A quarter visited GPs four times or more before they were referred to a specialist.

The research, conducted at Teenage Cancer Trust’s 2012 conference of 300 young cancer patients looked at the experiences of young people aged 13 to 24 when they first experienced symptoms of cancer. The research highlights the serious issue of delayed diagnosis of cancer in 13 to 24 year olds.

The findings come as Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, launches the first Teenage Cancer Awareness Week. Running from 30 April to 4 May, the week will educate young people, parents, teachers and health professionals about the signs and symptoms of cancer in 13 to 24 year olds. The charity has also produced a schools pack to help teachers talk about cancer in the classroom.

Over a third (34%) of young cancer patients believe learning about cancer at school would have helped them identify their symptoms sooner. The majority (59%) also want to see the signs and symptoms of cancer included in the National Curriculum.

Whilst cancer in young people is thankfully rare, it is clearly vital that young people, their parents and health professionals know the warning signs so it can be spotted early if it does occur.

If you suspect that you have suffered a delay in diagnosing cancer, you can contact specialist solicitor Suzanne Trask on 0207 288 4834 or suzannetrask@boltburdonkemp.co.uk to discuss your options on a confidential basis, free of charge and without obligation.

Suzanne is a Partner and is head of the clinical negligence department.

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