The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has announced the publication of NCCN Guidelines for Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a new NCCN Quick Guide series, to help people better understand the disease and evaluate the most effective treatment options available.
In addition to these new offerings in NCCN library, the organization has published its Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) NCCN Quick Guides to compliment the recently issued NCCN Guidelines for Patients with CML.
“Through providing free resources for people with these blood cancers, NCCN Foundation strives to empower patients by providing insight into their treatment options, allowing them to work alongside their care team to make informed decision about their care,” Marcie R. Reeder, MPH, the Foundation’s executive director, said in a press release.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common type of adult leukemia in the West, with an anticipated 18,000 new cases likely to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients with CLL is the first in a series of resources for people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. The organization plans to publish guidelines targeting diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, and peripheral T-cell lymphoma later in he year.
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients with lymphomas, together with the NCCN Quick Guide series, are broken into three distinct sections — treatment overview, classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma — to help users quickly access pertinent information pertinent .
Guidelines for Patients are translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, designed to provide people and their caregivers updated information in patient-friendly language. Each is prepared by a multidisciplinary panel of NCCN experts. The documents are abbreviated references, outlining key features, to improve healthcare literacy. The design also includes patient-friendly elements, like medical illustrations of anatomy, diagnostic tests, and treatments. The guidelines also offer a comprehensive glossary of terms and acronyms.
Each of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients can be found by clicking on the Guidelines by Cancer Type section of foundation’s website.