Do general practitioners inform patients of the association between Helicobactor pylori infection and gastric cancer prior to determining serostatus?

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  • Jayne Parry
  • R Foy
  • Ciaran Woodman

Colleges, School and Institutes


The availability of non-invasive tests for the detection of Helicobactor pylori infection in primary care is increasing. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently labelled H. pylori as a Class 1 carcinogen. We describe how frequently general practitioners (GPs) inform patients of this association prior to offering an H. pylori serology test, and discuss the possible consequences of withholding this information.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-312
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number418
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1997


  • general practitioner, plyori infection, gastric cancer

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