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Where this surgery information comes from

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This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section about surgery.


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All our information is checked by cancer specialists. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had surgery for cancer, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita, V.T., Hellman, S. and Rosenberg S.A.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.

Oncology Nursing (5th Edition)
Langhorne M, Fulton J and Otto S.
Mosby, 2007


UK guidance

Informed consent in health and social care research: RCN guidance for nurses. The Royal College of Nursing, 2011.



National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

National Cancer Institute – USA

The Cochrane Library

PubMed Central
National Institute of Health Medical Archive of Science Literature

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Updated: 21 March 2014