Breast cancer patients relying on GPs for care

More than 176,000 Australian breast cancer survivors are depending on their GPs for supportive care after treatment is over, says a leading oncologist.

With oncology appointments often only every six months after initial treatment, patients increasingly rely on GPs to deal with issues, such as side-effects of endocrine therapy, said Professor Fran Boyle (pictured), professor of medical oncology at the University of Sydney and Mater Hospital.