NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer – Locally Advanced (STAGE III)
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
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
) 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 theNCCN 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. VisitNCCN.org/patients
for the for the full library of patient
books, summaries, and other resources.