GPs should be more open when referring patients for cancer investigations, study says

16 diciembre 2014

GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a new paper. The study found that patients were rarely involved in the decision to be referred for investigation and that reasons for referral tended to be couched in non-specific terms rather than ‘cancer investigation’, even when the patient was on a cancer-specific pathway.