Suspected cancer: recognition and referral

NICE guidelines [NG12] Published date:

This guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline CG27 (published June 2005). It offers evidence-based advice on the recognition of and referral for suspected cancer in children, young people and adults.

New recommendations have been added about recognising suspected cancer and referral. The recommendations have been organised by symptoms and investigation findings, as well as by the site of suspected cancer.

The guidance also updates and replaces recommendations 1.1.2 to 1.1.5 in Lung cancer (2011) NICE guideline CG121 and incorporates recommendations from section 1.1 in Ovarian cancer (2011) NICE guideline CG122.

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