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Risk Management Guidelines

Learn about the steps that people at high risk for cancer can take to manage their risk and protect their health.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a consortium of cancer centers with experts in management of hereditary cancer.  The NCCN updates their guidelines for risk management for people with hereditary risk for cancer, based on the latest research. In general, NCCN guidelines dictate the standard of care for high-risk patients.

Some people find it useful to cite current NCCN guidelines when filing insurance appeals.  The guidelines cited here are from the guidelines published in 2017 and 2018.

Updated 01/06/2018

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