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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Kidney Cancer, Version 1.2017

Kidney Cancer


that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you get the best care. It explains which tests and

treatments are recommended by experts in kidney cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat kidney cancer. These treatment

guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in

this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of kidney cancer. Key points of the book

are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™

. NCCN also offers patient

resources on breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer, as well as many other cancer

types. Visit

for the full library of patient books as well as other

patient and caregiver resources.