Clinical update

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
An illustration representing colorectal cancer. New guidance covers the management of local disease and secondary tumours.

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on colorectal cancer covers the management of local disease and secondary tumours

Essential information

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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