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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Breast Cancer – Locally Advanced (STAGE III)

Version 1.2017

skin-sparing mastectomy

A surgery that removes all breast tissue but saves as much

breast skin as possible.


Supportive tissue in the breast.

supportive care

Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by

cancer or cancer treatment.


The area right above the collarbone.

surgical margin

The normal tissue around the edge of a tumor that is

removed during surgery.

total mastectomy

Surgery that removes the entire breast but no chest

muscles. Also called simple mastectomy.


Use of sound waves to make pictures of the insides of the


volume displacement

The shifting of breast tissue.

whole breast radiation

Treatment of the entire breast with radiation from a machine

outside the body.