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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Version 1.2016


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 for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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 mesothelioma. 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 mesothelioma. Key points of the book are

summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™

series Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

NCCN also offers patient books on breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, and

many other cancer types. Visit

for the full library of patient

books as well as other patient and caregiver resources.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma