NCCN releases new cancer patient treatment guidelines

by | Sep 23, 2010 | News, Patient Advocacy

Patient Guidelines Published for Breast and Lung Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today released updated guidelines for breast and lung cancer patients. The guidelines were created to help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate the maze of treatment options that they often confront, and have been updated for the first time in years.

Developed by a panel of experts from NCCN member institutions, the guidelines feature decision trees that address every appropriate treatment option from intial work up throughout the course of the disease in a consumer friendly manner. Patients can use the guidelines to help with their decision making process when considering treatment options with their health care team.

In the next year NCCN plans to release additional guidelines for melanoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, colon and prostate cancers, and ultimately plans on having patient guidelines for all major adult cancers.

Download NCCN Cancer Patient Treatment Guidelines

The guidelines can be downloaded now at no cost from the NCCN website, and in the future there will be hard copy versions available as well.

The launch of these guidelines is the beginning of NCCN’s commitment to make all the guidelines that are used by clinicians across the world available for patients.  We are excited about these new guidelines being available for breast and lung cancer patients and look for additional guidelines for more patients in the year to come.

Take Care,
Gena

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