NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer – Locally Advanced (STAGE III)
A surgery that removes all breast tissue but saves as much
breast skin as possible.
Supportive tissue in the breast.
Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by
cancer or cancer treatment.
The area right above the collarbone.
The normal tissue around the edge of a tumor that is
removed during surgery.
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
The shifting of breast tissue.
whole breast radiation
Treatment of the entire breast with radiation from a machine
outside the body.