NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Stages I and II Breast Cancer - page 12

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Stages I and II Breast Cancer, Version 1.2014
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Breast cancer
basics
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Risk factors for mesothelioma
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Webpages | Review
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You’ve learned that you have breast
cancer. The next step is to plan the best
treatment. Your doctors will choose
which treatments you should have
based on the cancer, your overall health,
and other factors. Part 2 describes the
recommended tests for clinical stage I or
II breast cancer.
General health tests
Q&A plus body check
Medical history
Your medical history includes any health events in
your life and any medications you’ve taken. Your
doctors will ask about all your illnesses, breast
biopsies, any prior radiation therapy, and if you
are pregnant. It may help to make a list of old and
new medications while at home to bring to your
doctor’s office. Since breast cancer and other health
conditions can run in families, your doctors will ask
about the medical history of your relatives.
Physical exam
A physical exam is a review of your body for signs of
disease. During this exam, your doctor will listen to
your lungs, heart, and gut. He or she will also look at
and touch your breasts and nearby lymph nodes to
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T tment planning
10 General health tests
11 Blood tests
12 Imaging tests
14 Cancer cell tests
15 Lymph node biopsy
16 Genetic counseling
16 Fertility counseling
17 Clinical trials
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