NCCN Quick Guide™ | Breast Cancer - Invasive

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Breast Cancer – Invasive, 2018 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Breast Cancer – Invasive . T hese guidelines explain which tests and treatments are recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit NCC N.or g/patients or, to order printed copies, visit What is invasive breast cancer? „„ It is breast cancer that has grown into the breast’s fatty tissue, skin, or both but has not spread far in the body 13 What health care is needed before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 15 „„ Pictures of the insides of your breasts by mammogram and maybe ultrasound, MRI 16 „„ Pictures of your bones and organs if there may be cancer 17 „„ Removal of tissue samples to test for cancer 19 „„ Tests for two markers—hormone and HER2 receptors—within breast cancer cells 20 „„ Blood tests to check for health problems if needed 22 „„ Advice on genetic tests if there’s a risk of breast cancer within your family 22 „„ Advice on fertility methods if you may want to have a baby after cancer treatment 23 „„ Some questions about distress to see if you need help 23 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Breast Cancer Invasive 2018