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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Colon Cancer, Version 1.2017

Colon Cancer


that you have 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




) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 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.

This book focuses on the treatment of colon cancer. Key points of the book are

summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers patient books on

ovarian cancer, stomach cancer, sarcoma, lymphomas, and other cancer types.


for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other