Colorectal cancer: improving quality of life and survival
New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on colorectal cancer covers the management of local disease and secondary tumours
Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum, also known as bowel cancer – is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with more than 42,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to Cancer Research UK . Survival rates have improved over time, with almost 60% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer surviving for at least five years, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) . Survival is linked to disease stage...
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