NCCN Quick Guide™ | Metastatic Breast Cancer

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Breast Cancer – Metastatic, 2018 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Breast Cancer – Metastatic . 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 Amazon.com What is metastatic breast cancer? It is cancer that has spread to body sites distant from the breast. Distant sites include bones, lungs, liver, and the brain. 13 What health care is needed before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 15 „„ Blood tests to check for health problems 16 „„ Pictures of the insides of your chest with a CT scan 17 „„ Pictures of the insides of your belly area and maybe pelvis with CT or MRI scan 17 „„ Pictures of your spine, brain, or both with MRI if there may be cancer 18 „„ Pictures of your bones with a bone scan or sodium fluoride PET/CT 18 „„ Pictures of your insides with FDG PET/CT instead of other imaging may be an option 18 „„ Pictures of your bones with x-rays if there may be cancer 18 „„ Removal of tissue samples to test for cancer 18 „„ Tests for two markers—hormone and HER2 receptors—within breast cancer cells 19 „„ Tests of BRCA1/2 genes for some women 20 „„ Advice on genetic tests if there’s a risk of breast cancer within your family 20 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Breast Cancer Metastatic 2018

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