Prostate guidelines 'bewildering' for GPs

The research was conducted by the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Epworth in Victoria between March and July. It involved 136 GPs representing each state and territory.

Almost all (98%) of the respondents said they had a patient with prostate cancer, while 85% said they had a patient diagnosed in the past 12 months.

Some 29% of GPs said they did not refer to any guidelines when testing for prostate cancer. The vast majority (88%) said they were not confident managing sexual rehabilitation post treatment, while 80% said they were not confident dealing with continence problems.

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