NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Prostate Cancer - page 2

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
About this booklet
Its purpose
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men living in the United States. Learning
that you have prostate cancer can feel overwhelming. The goal of this booklet is to help you
get the best cancer treatment. This booklet presents which cancer tests and treatments are
recommended by experts in prostate cancer.
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 prostate cancer 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 prostate cancer. NCCN also offers booklets on colon and lung cancers.
for the full library of booklets.
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