NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Breast Cancer - page 2

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Breast Cancer
Version 2.2011
Part 1 About these guidelines...................... 4
1.1 NCCN Guidelines for Patients™
1.2 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™
1.3 NCCN Guidelines Panel Members
1.4 How to use this booklet
Part 2 About my cancer................................ 8
2.1 Breast growth
2.2 What is breast cancer?
2.3 Causes of breast cancer
2.4 Common types of breast cancer
2.5 Breast cancer screening
Part 3 Tests for breast cancer.................... 16
3.1 Do I have breast cancer?
3.2 Tests after diagnosis
3.3 Risk assessment tool
3.4 The pathology report
3.5 Stages of breast cancer
3.6 Breast cancer grade
Table of contents
Part 4 Treating breast cancer..................... 29
4.1 Choosing your treatment
4.2 Getting a 2
nd
opinion
4.3 Treatments for breast cancer
4.4 What are clinical trials?
Part 5 Treating signs and symptoms . ...... 43
5.1 Common side effects
5.2 Can I still have babies?
5.3 Symptom control
5.4 Breast reconstruction
5.5 Supportive care
Part 6 Beyond usual treatment ................. 52
6.1 Aren’t there other treatments?
6.2 What else can I do?
6.3 Caring for caregivers
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