NCCN adds patient-friendly guideline for multiple myeloma

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Back in September, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) published its first two clinical practice guidelines in oncology written for patients, one for breast cancer and the other for non-small cell lung cancer.

These are a tremendous breakthrough in cancer treatment; they make an otherwise opaque and complicated process much more transparent for the patient and caregiver, helping to clear some of the unnecessary mystique from cancer treatment.

Since those initial publications they have published another three patient-friendly practice guidelines, for ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma, and most recently they have published their sixth, this one covering the plasma cell cancer multiple myeloma.

You can find links for all the downloadable guidelines (in PDF) by clicking on this link.

By Ross Bonander

See also: The NCCN publishes first two patient-friendly clinical practice guidelines

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