NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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 explains which cancer tests and
treatments are recommended by experts of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
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to improve the care of patients with cancer. One of its
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The source of the information
NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers.
Experts from NCCN have written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat
mesothelioma. 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 mesothelioma. More information on
NCCN, mesothelioma, and other cancers can be found on
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