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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Version 1.2017

Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia

LEARNING

that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you know your options. It explains which cancer tests

and treatments are recommended by experts for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.

This cancer is considered to be a type of lymphoma called lymphoplasmacytic

lymphoma.

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 doctors who treat Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. 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 Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. Key points

of the book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™

. NCCN also offers

patient resources on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma, diffuse

large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, peripheral T-cell

lymphoma, and other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full library of

patient books as well as other patient and caregiver resources.