Primary care cancer toolkit


Treatment for cancer is mainly led by secondary care, however, people will still visit their own GP during and after treatment.

Some people undergoing treatment for cancer want to discuss treatment options or gain advice on letters full of medical jargon. Many will have physical or mental health comorbidities which continue to be managed in primary care. For some patients, cancer and its treatment can lead to presentations for new or evolving symptoms, including oncological emergencies. At other times, patients simply need support and reassurance.


Cancer Treatment

Both Cancer Research UK and Macmillan have excellent information on their websites about what to expect from treatment. This patient information is also very informative for healthcare professionals.

Cancer Emergencies