Early detection of cancer in AYAs

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This guidance has been produced by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) as part of a national Youth Cancer Networks Program project funded by the Australian Government.

The guidance has been developed for general practitioners and other primary health professionals involved in the management of AYAs with cancer. It provides evidence-based recommendations and practice points to assist general practitioners:

  • recognise signs and symptoms that could be caused by cancer in AYA patients
  • make decisions about appropriate investigations
  • make a timely and appropriate referral of AYAs with suspected cancer.


Summary of recommendations (Printable version)

  1. Introduction
  2. Communication
  3. Referral
  4. Symptoms and signs
  5. Clinical assessment
  6. Individual cancers
    Brain tumours
    Bone tumours
    Soft tissue sarcoma
    Testicular cancer
    Thyroid cancer
  7. Resources

List of working group members

Public consultation

In partnership with

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