1 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Melanoma, 2018 Melanoma LEARNING that you have cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. It explains which tests and treatments are recommended by experts in melanoma. 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 melanoma. 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 melanoma. Key points of the book are summarized in the NCCN Quick Guide™ . NCCN also offers patient books on breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer, as well as many other cancer types. Visit NCCN.org/patients f or the full library of patient books, summaries, and other resources.