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General practice and cancer care

General practice (also described as primary care) is usually the first point of contact for people with early symptoms of cancer and plays a significant role in prevention, screening, follow-up after treatment and palliative care. However, there is still scope to expand the role of general practice in collaboration with cancer specialists.

Cancer Australia has a number of specific initiatives to better engage and support general practitioners (GPs) in the delivery of cancer care, including: