Colorectal cancer : guidance (NG151)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
29 January 2020


This guideline covers managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve quality of life and survival for adults with colorectal cancer through management of local disease and management of secondary tumours (metastatic disease).


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Cancer Alliances Commissioners of colorectal cancer preventative and treatment services (including Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England Specialised Commissioning)
  • People with colorectal cancer and their families and carers

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG131 (November 2011) and NICE guideline CSG5 (June 2004)