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First guideline on colorectal cancer care launched to promote best practice

 

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First guideline on colorectal cancer care launched to promote best practice

NICE has set out recommendations for the treatment of colorectal cancer from diagnosis through to management, ongoing care and support.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the UK, and around 40,000 new cases are registered per year.

It is also the second most likely cause of cancer-related death in the UK and is closely linked to age, with nearly three-quarters of cases occurring in people aged 65 or over.

Colorectal cancer is treatable but needs to be identified early on.

This latest guidance recommends that people who are suspected of having colorectal cancer, who do not have any other major underlying illness or condition, should be offered a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. More …..