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What to Know: ASCO's Guidelines
What to Know: ASCO's Guidelines are easy-to-read summaries based on ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines that offer a patient-oriented view of the guidelines: providing background information, discussing the recommendations, explaining what those recommendations mean for patients, and providing a list of questions patients can ask their doctors for more information. The date on each guideline is when ASCO last published an update in response to new or revised scientific evidence. Each guideline listed here is considered the best available information on this topic to date.
All guides are available in text or in PDF format.
Selected What to Know guides have been translated into Spanish and are available in Cancer.Net's En Espanol section.
Watch a patient education video led by Dr. Mark Kris explaining treatment guidelines.
To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, ASCO asks its medical experts to develop recommendations for specific areas of cancer care. ASCO recently issued a clinical practice guideline about larynx preservation. This patient guide is based on ASCO's recommendations.
ASCO recently updated a clinical practice guideline about the use of white blood cell growth factors. This patient guide is based on ASCO's recommendations.
ASCO recently issued a clinical practice guideline about fertility preservation in people treated for cancer, and this patient guide is based on ASCO's recommendations. This guideline is the first in a series of guidelines from ASCO to address cancer survivorship issues.
ASCO recently updated a clinical practice guideline about follow-up care for patients with stage II or III colorectal cancer. To help people living with cancer understand their cancer care, ASCO created this patient guide, which is based on ASCO's recommendations for follow-up care for colorectal cancer.
The information in this guide discusses the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early stage breast cancer. SNB is a procedure where one or a few lymph nodes are removed from under the arm and examined for evidence of cancer.
To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed evidence-based recommendations for adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer. This guide for patients is based on ASCO’s recommendations.