Why GPs should think twice about ordering genetic cancer tests

GPs can order genetic tests for cancer, but it doesn't mean they should, writes oncologist Dr Hilda High.

Should primary health physicians order cancer-related genetic tests?  GPs are skilled at assessing and treating patients and, in the case of complex problems, referring them to the right specialist.

What’s different about genetic testing?

There is nothing truly difficult about being a genetic oncologist or clinical geneticist: much of it is pattern recognition based on