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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Breast Cancer - Early-Stage

(STAGES I AND II)

, Version 1.2016

Contents

Breast Cancer

Early-Stage

STAGES I AND I I

4

How to use this book

5

Part 1

Breast cancer basics

Explains breast cancer and its treatment.

15

Part 2

Treatment planning

Describes how doctors plan your

treatment.

27

Part 3

Breast cancer surgery

Presents your options for removing the

cancer and rebuilding breasts.

39

Part 4

Chemotherapy and HER2

inhibitors

Presents if these cancer drugs may be

right for you.

55

Part 5

Radiation therapy

Presents if you may need this treatment

and to which body sites.

65

Part 6

Endocrine therapy

Presents if you may need this treatment

and which type.

75

Part 7

Follow-up care

Presents key parts of long-term health

care.

81

Part 8

Breast cancer recurrence

Presents your treatment options if the

cancer returns.

87

Part 9

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

95

Glossary:

96

Dictionary

100

Acronyms

103

NCCN Panel Members

104

NCCN Member Institutions

106

Index