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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men living in the United States.

Learning that you have prostate cancer can feel overwhelming. The goal of this book is

to help you get the best cancer treatment. This book presents which cancer tests and

treatments are recommended by experts in prostate cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit alliance of

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

guidelines for prostate cancer doctors. 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 prostate cancer. Key points of the book are

summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide

. NCCN also offers patient books on

colon and lung cancers as well as other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the

full library of patient books, summaries, and other resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Version 1.2016