Symptom Based Risk Calculator for Head And Neck Cancer Referrals v2
Please select options from the list based on presence or absence of given symptoms,signs, demographics and social history in your patient as appropriate. All symptoms should be present for 3 weeks or more, apart from stridor which is an acute presentation. Press "Calculate" to obtain the probability value for head and neck cancer. An urgent suspicion of cancer (2 weeks) referral will be recommended if probability is ≥7.1%, the optimal threshold point for this model. Routine referral is recommended for threholds less than 2.2%. For moderate risk probabilities (2.2%-7.09% an urgent-6 weeks referral is recommended). The abstract of the paper on which this calculator is based can be found here.
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