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Commission on Cancer Listing of Cancer Care Guidelines on the American College of Surgeons' Website

Information on cancer care guidelines is provided as a service by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), and is intended for informational and educational use only. The guidelines are not inclusive of all appropriate methods of cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The materials presented describe guidelines that were submitted by national oncology-related organizations for review by the CoC. The CoC has determined that the guidelines are appropriate for information-sharing purposes. Inclusion on this website does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of these guidelines by the Commission on Cancer or the American College of Surgeons.

Decisions about the appropriateness of guidelines and their application to individual patients should be made by the patient's physician, who is in the best position to know all factors related to his/her patient(s) care. The guidelines or their use are not a substitute for physician-patient consultation.

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