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Table 4 Stage of cancer and time delay

From: Presentation of breast cancer, help seeking behaviour and experience of patients in their cancer journey in Singapore: a qualitative study

Ethnicity Stage of cancer Stage of cancer Age (years old) Time delay
CHINESE Early Stages I < 40 1 day
I 40–49 1 month
I 50–59 Clinic visit
I 60–69 1 day
II < 40 1 month
II 40–49 Breast self- examination (BSE), immediate
II 60–69 6 month
II 60–69 1 day
Advanced stages III < 40 1 week
III < 40 1 month
III 40–49 1 year
III 50–59 A few days
III 60–69 7 months
III 60–69 BSE, immediate
III 60–69 1 year
IV 60–69 2 months
IV < 40 2 months
MALAY Early stages I < 40 1 day
I 40–49 1 month
I 40–49 Mammogram
II < 40 1 day
II 50–59 3 months
II 50–59 Medical check up
II 6069 5 months
Advanced stages III 40–49 1 year
III 40–49 Mammography
III 50–59 5 months
III 60–69 Hospital admission for other illness/symptom
III ≥70 1 year
INDIAN Early stages I 40–49 immediate
I 60–69 1 month
II 40–49 1 day
II ≥70 6 months
II ≥70 2 months
Advanced stages III 40–49 A few days
IV 60–69 7 months
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