Thumbs up for GPs’ breast cancer care

GPs have been praised for their care of women with metastatic breast cancer after a patient survey revealed high levels of trust in GPs' clinical judgement, understanding and availability.

About 72% of women with metastatic breast cancer trust their GP's knowledge and judgement in helping to manage their condition and 70% believe their GP has a good understanding of what worries them, according to a survey of 582 Australian patients.

"My GP and I head up the team called ‘keep me alive' and we have achieved that so far," one respondent told the researchers