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Updated Patient Resources for Colon Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Now Available on NCCN.org/patients

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets for Colon Cancer and Multiple Myeloma.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients for Colon Cancer and Multiple Myeloma were updated from the 2014 and 2015 versions, respectively. Changes include new medications that were added to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), new definitions of multiple myeloma, and new indications of radiation therapy and chemotherapy for colon cancer. Figures to illustrate complex concepts have been incorporated.

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:  Breast, Colon, Esophageal, Kidney, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, and Prostate Cancers; Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL); Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL); Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML); Hodgkin Lymphoma; Lung Cancer Screening; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS); Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

To download the NCCN patient education resources for Colon Cancer and/or Multiple Myeloma, visit NCCN.org/patientguidelines