Suspected Cancer in Primary Care: Guidelines for investigation, referral and reducing ethnic disparities

Published online: 
02 September 2009

Summary

The guideline aims to alert primary care practitioners to features that should raise their suspicion of cancer, so they can refer patients early for further investigation.

The guideline summarises current New Zealand and overseas evidence to inform the management of people presenting to primary care with signs and/or symptoms suggestive of cancer. It also summarises the evidence for disparity in the incidence, stage and mortality rate of cancer in New Zealand, and discusses possible reasons for the differences observed.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 September 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 September 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-1-877509-13-1(Online),978-1-877509-12-4 (Print)
  • HP number:
    4768
  • Citation:
    New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG). 2009. Suspected Cancer in Primary Care: Guidelines for investigation, referral and reducing ethnic disparities. Wellington:New Zealand Guidelines Group .
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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