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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Breast Cancer – Locally Advanced (STAGE III)

Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

LEARNING

that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you get the best care. It presents which cancer

tests and treatments for stage III 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 stage III breast cancer. Key points of the

book are summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers patient

resources on carcinoma in situ (stage 0), early-stage (stages I and II), and

metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer, ovarian cancer, sarcoma, lymphomas, and

other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the for the full library of patient

books, summaries, and other resources.