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Updated Patient Resources Now Available for Metastatic Breast Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Stage IV Breast Cancer. Funding for the NCCN Guidelines for Patients for Stage IV Breast Cancer is provided through the NCCN Foundation® and, in part, through Rockin’ for the Cure.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients for Stage IV Breast Cancer were updated from the 2016 version.  

NCCN Guidelines for Patients, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), are easy-to-understand resources based on the same clinical practice guidelines used by health care professionals around the world to determine the best way to treat a patient with cancer. Each resource features unbiased expert guidance from the nation’s leading cancer centers designed to help people living with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. These resources are available free of charge at NCCN.org/patientguidelines. Print versions are available to order on Amazon.com.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets—one- to two-page summaries of key points in the patient guidelines—are written in plain language and include patient-friendly elements, such as questions to ask your doctor, a glossary of terms, and medical illustrations of anatomy, tests, and treatments. NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets DO NOT replace the expertise and clinical judgment of the clinician.

NCCN currently offers NCCN Guidelines for Patients for the following: Brain, Breast, Colon Distress, Esophageal, Kidney, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, and Stomach Cancers; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Hodgkin Lymphoma; Lung Cancer Screening; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Nausea and Vomiting; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; and Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.

To download the NCCN patient education resources for Stage IV Breast Cancer, visit NCCN.org/patientguidelines