NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Colon Cancer 2018



[OFFICIAL CURRENT VERSION] From the medical leaders of 28 leading cancer centers united under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), comes this essential guide to Colon Cancer. Adapted from clinical treatment guidelines used by physicians and oncology professionals around the world, these NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are packed with the latest information, treatment innovations, and resources about diagnosis and treatment. Each patient-friendly chapter prepares patients and caregivers to talk with their doctors and make treatment decisions. Let this authoritative handbook be your guide!Part 1: Colon cancer basics. Explains what cancer is and how it affects the colon.Part 2: Treatment planning. Describes the health care needed before treatment.Part 3: Overview of cancer treatments. Briefly describes the treatments used to cure and control colon cancer.Part 4: Treatment guide: Nonmetastatic cancer. Presents treatment options for colon cancer that hasn’t spread to distant sites.Part 5: Treatment guide, Metastatic cancer. Presents treatment options for colon cancer that has spread to the liver or lungs.Part 6: Follow-up care. Presents the recommended care after colon cancer treatment. Part 7: Treatment guide, Systemic therapy. Presents the order of drug options for advanced colon cancer.Part 8: Making treatment decisions. Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.A complete glossary with dictionary and acronyms completes this book.

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