The Doctor Family

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Summary

Cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and care in general practice… and how continental plumbing and stamps could save lives……
In this podcast I interview Dr Richard Roope, GP, Clinical champion for cancer at the Royal College for General Practitioners and Clinical Lead at Cancer Research UK.

Show Notes

Cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and care in general practice… and how continental plumbing and stamps could save lives……

In this podcast I interview Dr Richard Roope, GP,  Clinical champion for cancer at the Royal College for General Practitioners and Clinical Lead at Cancer Research UK.

We discuss cancer prevention, screening tests, PSA tests, how general practice can work with patients to help prevent and catch cancers early. We discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has been affecting the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the UK.

Potentially new or confusing terms:
PSA, Prostate-specific antigen, Blood test used in the monitoring of prostate cancers but not screening

PCN, Primary Care Network, new groupings of general practices aimed at getting a more co-ordinated delivery of primary care within an area

Useful links:
Lifestyle changes to prevent cancer:
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer

Cancer symptoms to be aware of:
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-symptoms

Prostate cancer testing
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/prostate-cancer/getting-diagnosed/tests/prostate-specific-antigen-psa-test

What is The Doctor Family?

We host a family medicine podcast discussing health issues affecting every family. We are a married couple of family doctors practicing in the UK. We will give what we feel is a more accurate and balanced coverage of the health and medicine issues in the news and explain these issues in plain English!

We also work to debunk health myths we come across in the media and online. Join us on our journey