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Contents
5

How to use this book
6

Part 1: Breast cancer basics
7

Part 1: Contents
8

Part 1: Women's breasts
8

Part 1: Breast cancer
8

Part 1: Stages I and II breast cancer
10

Part 2: Treatment planning
11

Part 2: Contents
12

Part 2: General health tests
12

Part 2: Blood tests
13

Part 2: Imaging tests
14

Part 2: Cancer cell tests
16

Part 2: Lymph node biopsy
17

Part 2: Genetic counseling
18

Part 2: Fertility counseling
18

Part 2: Clinical trials
19

Part 2: Review
21

Part 3: Breast surgery and reconstruction
23

Part 3: Contents
24

Part 3: Surgeries of breast tumors
24

Part 3: Which breast surgery can I have?
26

Which lymph node surgery should I have?
30

Part 3: Surgeries of lymph nodes
29

Part 3: Side effects of cancer surgery
31

Part 3: Breast reconstruction
32

Part 3: Review
33

Part 4: Chemotherapy and HER2 inhibitors
35

Part 4: Contents
36

Part 4: Adjuvant chemotherapy
36

Part 4: Should I have adjuvant chemotherapy?
37

Part 4: Chemotherapy regimens
43

Part 4: Receiving chemotherapy
48

Part 4: Side effects of chemotherapy and HER2 inhibitors
49

Part 4: Review
50

Part 5: Radiation therapy
51

Part 5: Contents
52

Part 5: External radiation therapy
52

Part 5: Should I have radiation therapy?
54

Part 5: Side effects of radiation
57

Part 5: Review
58

Part 6: Hormone therapy
67

Part 6: Contents
60

Part 6: Types of hormone therapy
60

Part 6: Should I take hormone therapy?
62

Part 6: Hormone therapy regimens
64

Part 6: Side effects of hormone therapy
66

Part 6: Review
66

Part 7: Follow-up care
67

Part 7: Follow-up tests
68

Part 7: Hormone therapy check-up
69

Part 7: Healthy lifestyle
69

Part 7: Review
70

Part 8: Treatment for recurrence
77

Part 8: Contents
72

Part 8: Treatment planning
72

Part 8: Treatment for local recurrence
74

Part 8: Treatment for lymph node recurrence
75

Part 8: Review
76

Part 9: Making treatment decisions
77

Part 9: Contents
78

Part 9: Have a treatment plan
78

Part 9: Get a 2nd opinion
79

Part 9: Questions about testing
80

Part 9: Questions about treatment
81

Part 9: Websites
82

Part 9: Decision aids
82

Glossary
83

Dictionary
84

Acronyms
88

NCCN panel members for breast cancer
91

NCCN member institutions
92

Index
94