In Australia, over 75 per cent of cancers first present in general practice as a result of symptoms.
General Practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the early detection of cancer, however they can often experience challenges in early diagnosis of cancers;
- GPs will only see five to 10 new cases of cancers (excluding skin cancers) among several thousand consultations per year.
- Most symptoms of cancer have more common benign causes.
- Cancers in general practice often present initially with more subtle nonspecific symptoms.
The following resources are designed to assist health professionals in the early diagnosis of patients with lung, skin and bowel cancers.
Find Cancer Early Resources
Find Cancer Early Checklist A3 Poster
This checklist contains general early symptoms of some of the most common cancers affecting Tasmanians: bowel, lung and skin cancer including melanoma. This poster is A3 size.
Size: 1.1 MB
Find Cancer Early Checklist A4 Poster
This checklist contains general early symptoms of some of the most common cancers affecting Tasmanians: bowel, lung and skin cancer including melanoma. This poster is A4 size.
Size: 627 KB
Resource Order Form – TAS Orders
Order FREE Find Cancer Early checklists and other resources for your home, work or your local health or community centre. Simply download the PDF, complete the form and return to Cancer Council Tasmania via the email or postal address listed at the top of the form. This form is for Tasmanian orders only.
Size: 128 KB
Resources and links for Health Professionals
Cancer Council Tasmania has identified a number of resources relevant to health professionals