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Cancer Management Guidelines

 Updated: November 29 2005

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The BC Cancer Agency is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority. By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of use, disclaimer and limitation of liability ("terms of use") set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by any of these terms of use immediately exit this website and do not access any other pages. These terms of use may change from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to check for up-dates. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of use. The last revision date for these terms of use is set forth below.

Copyright
All information on this website is copyrighted by us or other contributors. Users of this website are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) the information for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Any other use is strictly prohibited without our permission and the permission of the applicable rights' holders. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without our prior written consent. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any right in any copyright in any of the information provided on the website or imply that a licence has been granted in respect of any trademarks, service marks or trade names displayed on the website.

Information
Treatment policies and drug information in the Health Professionals Info section of this web site are continually subject to review and revision based upon prevailing evidence in the published literature or upon consensus-derived guidelines for current best practice management. Revision dates are included in each section. For more recent revisions which may be in effect, but not yet mounted on our web site, please contact the Systemic Therapy program secretary for drug information or the Tumour Group secretary for treatment policies. Reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of drug doses; however you should confirm and follow the doses and schedules set out by the drug manufacturers. We do not accept responsibility for reliance on any drug doses that may be set out on the website. You assume full responsibility for the use of the information.

Information in the Patient / Public Info section of this web site is general information about cancer care which will help answer frequently asked questions. The material on this web site does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for advice given by your physician or other qualified health care professional. While we may briefly answer general questions about cancer, we cannot answer specific questions about your cancer treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have. If you would like more information or further guidance, you are encouraged to speak to your doctor or cancer specialist.

Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something on this website. Information contained in this website or any websites to which a link is provided should be used only under the supervision of an appropriately qualified physician. Please consult with your physician before making any decision regarding treatment and/or medication. If you think you may have a medical emergency call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Any information created by us is believed to be reliable when posted. However we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided. Reliance on any information appearing on the website is at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the website or the information. We assume no obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information is supplied "as is" and may contain errors. The information may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by us. The mention of specific products or services on this website does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by us, unless explicitly stated.

The BC Cancer Agency and its content providers including without limitation the physicians and pharmacists who contribute to the information on this website shall have no liability whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special or incidental related to or arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or your reliance on the information, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action. Anyone using this information does so at his or her own risk, and by using such information agrees to indemnify the BC Cancer Agency and its content providers from any and all liability, loss, injury, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising from such person's use of the information on this website and any information on websites linked from this website.

Links
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Choice of Law
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These terms of use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and you with respect to your use of the website.