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The practice of medicine involves not only science, but also the art of dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, and treatment of disease. The variety and complexity of human conditions make it impossible to always reach the most appropriate diagnosis or to predict with certainty a particular response to treatment. Therefore, it should be recognized that adherence to the guidance in this document will not assure an accurate diagnosis or a successful outcome. The purpose of this document is to guide the clinician on what is a reasonable course of action based on current knowledge, available resources, and the needs of the patient to deliver effective and safe medical care.
Developed in collaboration with:
Ethics in Radiation Oncology (CME)
Radiation Therapy for Cancer (Patient information)