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Primary care resources



Cancer Council Australia has compiled a directory of cancer resources to support GPs and other health professionals.

Developed by Cancer Council's General Practice Committee, the directory provides a single point of access to state, territory and national cancer resources.

We welcome ideas on new resources to add to the directory. Please email your suggestions to info@cancer.org.au.


Primary care resource directory


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and cancer

Condon et al, 2013. Cancer Forum

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Advice about familial aspects of breast cancer and epithelial ovarian cancer: a guide for health professionals

National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC).

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Free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory.

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Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer: a summary guide for health professionals

Cancer Australia and National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) 2005.

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Clinical practice guidelines

Australian Cancer Network and National Health and Medical Research Council.

These guidelines cover a range of cancers such as skin, prostate, breast and lung cancer.

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Continuity of cancer care: Where do primary care practitioners fit in?

Moyez et al, 2013. Cancer Forum

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Geriatric Oncology: Role of primary care in better supporting older people with cancer.

Mitchell, G, 2013. Cancer Forum

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Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice. (Red Book 8th edition)

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

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HPV vaccine - Information for GPs and other health professionals 

Cancer Council Victoria

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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing in asymptomatic men

To help inform discussions between health practitioners and their patients about the early detection of prostate cancer, the National Health and Medical Research Council has published a resource outlining the risks and benefits of Prostate Specific Antigen testing.

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Putting prevention into practice (Green Book 2nd edition)

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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Smoking cessation: Quitline 131 848

Smoking cessation guidelines and resources are available from the Health Professional page on the Quitnow website.

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Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). 

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Survivorship: Cancer survivorship – the role of the GP

Emery, J. Australian Family Physician, 2014

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The investigation of a new breast symptom: a guide for general practitioners

National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC).

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Warning signs of cancer in children

Cancer Council has developed a list of 'red flags' that may indicate the presence of cancer in children.

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This page was last updated on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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