Colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. Most colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps. These neoplasms are usually benign, but some develop into cancer over time. The occurrence of large bowel cancer is strongly related to age, with 83% of cases arising in people who are 60 years or older
The term colorectal cancer covers cancers in both the colon (colon cancer) and the rectum (rectal cancer).
This draft quality standard describes markers of high-quality, cost-effective care that, when delivered collectively, should contribute to improving the effectiveness, safety and experience of care for people with colorectal cancer
An unusual feature of head and neck cancer services is the number of surgical disciplines routinely involved. This manual looks at assembling specialist services for head and neck cancer patients and that those involved have the necessary training, skills, experience and expertise.
This document recognises that the most critical aspects of clinical decision-making and service delivery require sufficient caseload to justify bringing together the scarce specialist skills and facilities necessary to permit effective multiprofessional and multidisciplinary care.
This report provides information on outcomes of mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery performed between 1 January 2008 and 31 March 2009. The report uses clinician reported data about the women’s condition and their treatment while admitted to hospital. The report also uses patient-reported data on women’s experience of care at 3 months after surgery, and patient-reported data on quality of life at 18 months after surgery.
This paper makes recommendations for services to secure the objective of ensuring that optimal clinical decision-making takes place throughout a patient’s experience of breast cancer, from the earliest diagnostic steps to the management of advanced disease.
NICE has issued guidance on the organisation of healthcare for people with haematological cancers (cancers of blood cells). It recommends which healthcare professionals should be involved in treatment and care, and the facilities such as hospitals best suited to provide that healthcare.
The new quality standard for lung cancer consists of 15 quality statements that describe high-quality, cost-effective care that, when delivered collectively, should contribute to improving the effectiveness, safety and experience of care for people with lung cancer.
The recommendations in the guidance concentrate on aspects of services that are likely to have significant impact on health outcomes. Both the anticipated benefits and the resource implications of implementing the recommendations are considered. This guidance can be used to identify gaps in local provision and to check the appropriateness of existing services.