NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Version 1.2017
These patient guides for cancer care are produced by the National
Comprehensive Cancer Network
The mission of NCCN is to improve cancer care so people can live better lives. At
the core of NCCN are the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN
). NCCN Guidelines
contain information to help health care workers
plan the best cancer care. They list options for cancer care that are most likely to
have the best results. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients
present the information
from the NCCN Guidelines in an easy-to-learn format.
Panels of experts create the NCCN Guidelines. Most of the experts are
from NCCN Member Institutions. Panelists may include surgeons, radiation
oncologists, medical oncologists, and patient advocates. Recommendations
in the NCCN Guidelines are based on clinical trials and the experience of the
panelists. The NCCN Guidelines are updated at least once a year. When funded,
the patient books are updated to reflect the most recent version of the NCCN
Guidelines for doctors.
For more information about the NCCN Guidelines, visitNCCN.org/clinical.asp .
Dorothy A. Shead, MS
Director, Patient and
Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD
Guidelines Data and
Graphic Design and
NCCN Foundation was founded by NCCN to raise funds for patient education
based on the NCCN Guidelines. NCCN Foundation offers guidance to people
with cancer and their caregivers at every step of their cancer journey. This is
done by sharing key information from the world’s leading cancer experts. This
information can be found in a library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients
patient education resources. NCCN Foundation is also committed to advancing
cancer treatment by funding the nation’s promising doctors at the center of
cancer research, education, and progress of cancer therapies.
For more information about NCCN Foundation, visitNCCNFoundation.org
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