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Version 1.2017

5

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Breast Cancer – Locally Advanced (STAGE III)

Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Contents

6 How to use this book

7 Part 1 Breast cancer basics

Explains breast cancer and its teatment.

1

6 Part 2 Treatment planning

Describes how doctors plan your

treatment.

26 Part 3 C hemotherapy

and HER2

treatment

Presents if these cancer drugs may be

right for you.

35

Part 4 Surgery

Presents your options for removing the

cancer and rebuilding breasts.

43

Part 5 Radiation therapy

Presents if you may need this treatment

and to which body sites.

51

Part 6 Endocrine therapy

Presents if you may need this treatment

and which type.

57

Part 7 Follow-up care

Presents key parts of long-term health

care.

61

Part 8 Recurrence

Presents your options if the cancer

returns.

6

5 Part 9 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best

treatment.

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4 Glossary

Dictionary

Acronyms

8

2 NCCN Panel Members

8

3 NCCN Member Institutions

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Index