Suspected lower gastrointestinal tract cancer: when you should refer: putting NICE guidelines into practice- Archived [?]
This module is a guide to lower gastrointestinal tract cancer. Learn its features, unusual presentations, and when to refer patients urgently, or routinely. With interactive case histories.
This module should help you to:
- Be familiar with the typical presenting features of lower gastrointestinal tract cancer
- Identify unusual presentations of lower gastrointestinal tract cancer
- Know when to refer patients with suspected lower gastrointestinal tract cancer to a specialist team
- Know which patients you should refer urgently and which patients you should refer routinely.
NICE published updated guidance (NG12) on suspected cancer recognition and referral in June 2015. We are in the course of updating this module in line with the guidance but please bear in mind that it does not yet incorporate the new NICE recommendations. Please see our quick tips module for more about the updated guideline.
11 Nov 2007
31 Dec 2005
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