How our "stiff upper lip" hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptoms

How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.