Beyond Cancer and End of Life Care

Patients who have had a cancer diagnosis have an increased lifetime risk of developing another cancer. All the advice in the prevention section is relevant to this group. GPs should be proactive in lifestyle advice in those living with or beyond cancer and be alert to symptoms of recurrence or second primary cancers.

More information about coping with cancer (including coping physically, emotionally, practically and talking about dying).



End of Life Care

Despite current progress, there are inevitably patients who die of cancer. Providing support and good medical care to those dying in the community continues to be the role of GPs although increasingly supported by teams of other healthcare professionals.