NCCN Guidelines for Patients
About this booklet
Learning that you have cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this booklet is to help you get the
best cancer treatment. It has a step-by-step guide of the tests and treatments recommended by
experts in melanoma.
Supported by the NCCN Foundation
The NCCN Foundation supports the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
) to improve the care of patients with cancer. One of its aims is to raise funds
to create a library of booklets for patients. Learn more about the NCCN Foundation at
The source of the information
NCCN is a not-for-profit network of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN
have written treatment guidelines for melanoma doctors. These treatment guidelines suggest what
the best practice is for cancer care. The information in this booklet is based on these guidelines.
For more information
This booklet focuses on the treatment of melanoma. NCCN also offers booklets on breast, lung,
and pancreatic cancer, as well as other cancer types. Visit
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