NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Rectal Cancer, Version 1.2017
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 rectal 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 rectal 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 rectal cancer. Key points of the book
are summarized in the
NCCN Quick Guide™
. NCCN also offers patient books
on colon cancer, ovarian cancer, stomach cancer, sarcoma, lymphomas, and
other cancer types. VisitNCCN.org/patients
for the full library of patient books,
summaries, and other resources.