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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ

(stage 0)

, Version 1.2016

Breast Cancer

Carcinoma in Situ

Stage 0

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Learning that you

are at risk for or have breast cancer can feel overwhelming. The goal of this

book is to help you get the best care. It presents which tests and treatments

are recommended for carcinoma in situ by experts in breast cancer. Carcinoma

in situ is stage 0 breast cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN

have written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat breast cancer. These

treatment guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The

information in this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors

This book focuses on the treatment of carcinoma in situ (stage 0) of the breast.

Key points of this book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers patient resources on stages I–IV breast cancer, ovarian

cancer, sarcoma, lymphomas, and other cancer types. Visit patients

for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other patient and

caregiver resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Version 1.2016