Cancer Australia launches first of its kind Statement on influencing best practice in breast cancer

Cancer Australia launches first of its kind Statement on influencing best practice in breast cancer

The new Statement on best practice in cancer aims to iron out unwarranted variations in breast cancer care for women in Australia.

The Cancer Australia Statement identifies 12 key appropriate and inappropriate practices which represent agreed priority areas in breast cancer practice, from diagnosis to palliative care.

Key primary care statements:

Appropriate to offer patients with early breast cancer the opportunity for their follow-up care to be shared between a primary care physician and a specialist, to provide more accessible, whole-person care.
Appropriate to offer palliative care early in the management of patients with symptomatic, metastatic breast cancer to improve symptom control and quality of life.