About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people with colorectal cancer that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 131.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are:

  • an adult (18 years and older) with colorectal cancer

  • a family member or carer of an adult with colorectal cancer.

No, if you:

  • are a child (younger than 18) with colorectal cancer

  • have anal cancer or other types of cancer that can grow in the colon or rectum but are not known as colorectal cancer.

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