NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Myelodysplastic Syndromes

1 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2018 Myelodysplastic Syndromes LEARNING that you have cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this book is to help you get the best care. It explains which cancer tests and treatments are recommended by experts in myelodysplastic syndromes. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® (NCCN ® ) is a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat myelodysplastic syndromes. 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 myelodysplastic syndromes. Key points of the book are summarized in the NCCN Quick Guide™ . NCCN also offers patient resources on chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and other cancer types. Visit for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other resources.