August 2014

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August 2014 Vol 43 (8) 497-576

This month's articles include Risk tools in diagnosis, End-of-life care, Survivorship and Advance care planning


Skin cancer by state and territory

Allan J Pollack, Mark McGrath, Joan Henderson, Helena Britt

The role of risk tools in diagnosing cancer in primary care

Jon Emery, Peggy Chiang

End-of-life care for patients with cancer

Geoffrey K Mitchell

Cancer survivorship – the role of the GP

Jon Emery

Advance care planning

Sara Bird

Up front

Cancer and primary care

Glenn Duns

Letters to the editor


Back pain in a cancer patient: a case study

Lucinda Morris, Peter Gorayski, Sandra Turner

‘Help us, she’s fading away’ How to manage the patient with anorexia nervosa

Suzy Redston, John Tiller, Isaac Schweitzer, Nicholas Keks, Graham Burrows, David Castle, J Richard Newton

GP pain management: What are the ‘Ps’ and ‘As’ of pain management?

Aston Wan

Exercise in pregnancy

Emma Lewis

Periorbital oedema after dental extraction: A case study

Jean-Li Lim

A heavy burden: remaining vigilant with herbal remedies

Karina Hochholzer, Wenlong Li, Naren Gunja

Ulcerated upper lip tumour: diagnostic procedure

Alejandro Molina-Leyva, Vicente Crespo-Lora, Jose Ruiz-Carrascosa, Ramon Naranjo-Sintes


Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes: do the severely obese experience equal access?

John B Dixon, Jessica Browne, Toni Rice, Kay M Jones, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight

Predicting recovery from whiplash injury in the primary care setting

Robert Ferrari

Outpatient alcohol withdrawal management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Jonathan Brett, Leanne Lawrence, Rowena Ivers, Kate Conigrave


Misoprostol for post-partum haemorrhage in the Australian bush

Danendran Krishnan, Yuni Ongso, Marie Leknys

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge