NCCN.com features a number of breast cancer resources including videos of experts and patient-friendly guidelines that enable patients and caregivers to take an active role in making treatment decisions.
FORT WASHINGTON, PA — Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be coming to a close, but the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) offers resources to help patients with breast cancer understand their options and arrive at the best treatment plan any day of the year. Whether women are interested in breast cancer screening, making treatment decisions, or staying well after treatment, NCCN.com features a number of patient-friendly tools and resources available free of charge including:
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ are translations of the professional NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), which physicians around the globe use when determining appropriate cancer treatment. Although breast cancer is a complex disease, the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ presents the same information that physicians use when making treatment decisions in an easy-to-understand format for patients.
Through NCCN.com, NCCN aims to educate people about cancer so they can have more informed conversations with their health care providers and ultimately live longer and better quality lives. NCCN.com includes information on all facets of cancer, from prevention and screening through life after cancer.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information, visit NCCN.org.