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.

“I think the [most common] time I would be called by a GP is to ask whether they can use some oestrogen. And the answer