Referral guidelines for suspected cancer

NICE guidelines [CG27] Published date:

Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 13 December 2010 - 04 January 2011

Review decision: 

Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.  

Recommendation 1.7.4 in this guideline has been updated and replaced by the recommendations in section 1.1 in Ovarian cancer: the diagnosis and initial management of ovarian cancer (NICE clinical guideline 122; published April 2011)

The NICE clinical guideline on referral for suspected cancer will help general practitioners (GPs) make decisions about when to refer people to specialists when they present with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. This guideline is not about treating cancer.

Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer. The National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care is no longer active.

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