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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Breast Cancer - Early-Stage

(STAGES I AND II)

, Version 1.2016

Breast Cancer

Early-Stage

STAGES I AND I I

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

have breast cancer can feel overwhelming. The goal of this book is to help you

get the best care. It presents which cancer tests and treatments for stages I

and II breast cancer are recommended by experts.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) 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 stages I & II breast cancer. Key points

of the book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also

offers patient resources on stages 0, III, and IV breast cancer, ovarian cancer,

sarcoma, lymphomas, and other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for

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

resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Version 1.2016