Where this surgery information comes from
This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section about surgery.
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 (8th edition)
De Vita, V.T., Hellman, S. and Rosenberg S.A.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
Oncology Nursing (5th Edition)
Langhorne M, Fulton J and Otto S.
Informed consent in health and social care research: RCN guidance for nurses. The Royal College of Nursing, 2005 (publication code 002 267).
National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
National Cancer Institute – USA
The Cochrane Library
National Institute of Health Medical Archive of Science Literature
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