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Updated Patient Guidelines Available for Multiple Myeloma and CML

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets for Multiple Myeloma and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). These resources were updated to reflect changes to the 2018 versions of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). Funding for these resources was provided through the NCCN Foundation®.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN clinicalguidelines, 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 and on the NCCN Patient Guides for Cancer mobile app

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, Esophageal, Kidney, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, Stomach, and Thyroid Cancers; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Chronic Myeloid Leukemia; Distress; Hodgkin Lymphoma; Lung Cancer Screening; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; Nausea and Vomiting; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; and Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.

To download these NCCN patient education resources, visit