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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: Breast cancer basics
9

Contents
10

Women’s breasts
10

Breast cancer
12

Cancer stage
14

Treatment options
14

Review
18

Part 2: Treatment Planning
19

Contents
20

Medical history
20

Physical exam
21

Blood tests
21

Imaging tests
22

Lymph node biopsy
25

Receptor tests
26

Genetic counseling
28

Fertility counseling
28

Distress screening
29

Review
30

Par 3: Breast cancer surgery
31

Contents
32

Breast tumor surgery
34

Lymph node surgery
38

Breast reconstruction
40

Review
42

Part 4: Chemotherapy and HER2 inhibitors
43

Contents
44

Overview
44

Treatment options: HER-2 negative cancer
48

Treatment options: HER-2 positive cancer
50

What to expect
52

Regimens: HER-2 negative cancer
54

Regimens: HER2-positive cancer
56

Review
58

Part 5: Radiation therapy
59

Contents
60

Treatment options after lumpectomy
62

Treatment options after mastectomy
64

What to expect
66

Review
68

Part 6: Endocrine therapy
69

Contents
70

Treatment options
72

What to expect
74

Regimens
76

Review
78

Part 7: Follow-up care
79

Contents
80

Cancer tests
80

Care for side effects
82

Healthy lifestyle
83

Review
84

Part 8: Breast cancer recurrence
85

Contents
86

Treatment planning
86

Treatment options
88

Review
90

Part 9: Making treatment decisions
91

Contents
92

It’s your choice
93

Questions to ask your doctors
94

Weighing your options
98

Websites
100

Review
100

Glossary
101

Dictionary
102

Acronyms
106

NCCN Panel Members
109

NCCN Member Institutions
110

Index
112