Guides for Cancer Patients
Guides for Patients are designed to assist patients, their relatives and caregivers to better understand the nature of different types of cancer and evaluate the best available treatment choices.
Sharing some common goals in their mission statement regarding patient education and knowledge dissemination, ESMO and the non-profit organisation Reliable Cancer Therapies have produced these guides to assist patients in structuring and absorbing the complex nature of information on cancer and evidence-based treatments, aiming to translate this medical information into a language understandable to patients
The medical information described in the Guides for Patients is based on the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines , which are designed to guide medical oncologists in the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment in different cancer types and conditions. These guides are produced by Reliable Cancer Therapies in close collaboration with the ESMO Guidelines Working Group and the ESMO Cancer Patient Working Group .