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 NCCN Guidelines For Patients® Version 1.2014

Colon Cancer

Learning that you have colon cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this book is to help you get the best care. It presents which cancer tests and treatments are recommended by experts in colon cancer.The National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN® have written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat colon cancer. These treatment guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

The book focuses on the treatment of colon cancer. NCCN also offers patient books on esophageal cancer, ovarian cancer, and many other cancer types. Visit NCCN.org/patients for the full library of patient books as well as other resources.