Gastroenterology  |  Suspected Colorectal Cancer




Gastroenterology

Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. Prognosis can be greatly improved with early detection. The pathway aims to aid prompt assessment and referral of appropriate patients with 1 point of referral and grading, the aim being to improve access to diagnostic testing for those who are most likely to have colorectal cancer.

Suspected Colorectal Cancer

Midland HealthPathways



Disclaimer:
These pathways, for the care and management of patients within Bay of Plenty, have been developed jointly by primary and secondary care clinicians. They provide guidance for General Practice teams to diagnose and manage patients suffering from a number of different conditions, and contain patient information resources. The pathways are maps of publicly-funded services accessed by referral from the community, and are strongly evidence based, but are not full clinical guidelines. As the pathways are suggested guidance only, while using them you must exercise your own clinical judgement and pertinent clinical data when treating your patient. This site is intended to be flexible and frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified.



Last updated : Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Next review date : Sunday, April 10,2016


Disclaimer: This site is intended to be flexible and frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified.