NCCN Foundation provides answers when patients and caregivers need to understand a cancer diagnosis. More than 1.4 million people received empowerment and education from NCCN Foundation through the NCCN Guidelines for Patients in 2021 alone. Patients, caregivers and health care workers utilizing the Guidelines evaluate the information. Their words communicate the positive impact of the Guidelines. “(The Guidelines) helped make sense out of an overwhelming and frightening amount of information.” – User of NCCN Guidelines for Patients.
Estimates are that there were 1.9 million new cases of cancer in the United States in 2021, and that one in three people will experience a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. According to The National Cancer Institute, feeling overwhelmed, afraid, angry and worried are common and normal when facing a diagnosis of cancer. NCCN Guidelines for Patients provide answers and information to help patients live better lives. “I am not as scared as I was before I read this…” – User of NCCN Guidelines for Patients.
7 new NCCN Guidelines for Patients and 23 updates to existing Guidelines were supported in 2021, bringing the total library to 60 Guidelines for Patients at year-end. More than 6,000 people viewed “Know What Your Doctor Knows” webinar series and more than 61,950 FREE printed copies of NCCN Guidelines for Patients were distributed. There were over 2.1 million downloads of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients by more than 1.4 million individuals. There is “(s)o much ‘noise’ on the internet, my radiation oncologist recommended I read this for clarity, knowledge replaces fear.” - User of NCCN Guidelines for Patients
NCCN Foundation is 100% funded by charitable giving, so all help is provided completely by NCCN Foundation supporters. Behind the stats of downloads and Guidelines distributed are real people with real stories. Real people like spouses, partners, parents, children, friends, and loved ones. “This booklet gave my husband and I the information we needed to help us feel empowered during a time in our life when things seemed to be spinning out of control.” - User of NCCN Guidelines for Patients
These free patient resources are available here.