Best practice in colorectal cancer care

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Abstract

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> Aetiology and risk factors for colorectal cancer

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> Diagnosis and staging investigations

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> Treatment options and care during and after treatment

Taylor C (2012) Best practice in colorectal cancer care. Nursing Times; 108: 12, 22-25.

Nurses need up-to-date knowledge of colorectal cancer. This article provides an overview of the aetiology and risk factors for this disease, diagnostic and staging investigations, treatment options and future care. Managing colorectal cancer is complex. Patients can have a range of healthcare needs. Nurses play an increasingly important role in informing, supporting and coordinating care to improve patients' quality of life.

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