Cancer Screening

April 2009

FocusCancer Screening

Cancer screening in general practice

Volume 38, No.4, April 2009 Pages 187-187

Salma Fahridin

Helena Britt

In 2006–2008, BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) shows general practitioners managed malignant neoplasms at a rate of 2.4 per 100 encounters, or on about 2.6 million occasions across the country. Changes in GP activities during the past decade in the area of cancer screening per year are investigated in this article.

Cancer screening promoted through government policies includes screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer, bowel cancer,1 and skin cancer.2 These cancers, plus prostate cancer, are investigated in terms of general practitioner procedural work and pathology test ordering rates that aim to detect cancer.

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