NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Stage III Breast Cancer
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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: Breast cancer basics
9

Women’s breasts
10

A disease of cells
12

Cancer’s threat
12

Cancer stage
14

Treatment pathways
15

Clinical trials
16

Review
17

Part 2: Treatment planning
18

Medical history
19

Physical exam
20

Imaging tests
20

Biopsy
22

Cancer lab tests
23

Blood tests
25

Genetic counseling
26

Fertility counseling
26

Distress screening
27

Review
27

Part 3: Chemotherapy and HER2 treatment
28

Overview
29

Treatment guide
32

What to expect
33

Review
36

Part 4: Surgery
37

Overview
38

Treatment guide
40

What to expect
42

Breast reconstruction
43

Review
44

Part 5: Radiation therapy
45

Overview
46

Treatment guide
47

What to expect
50

Review
52

Part 6: Endocrine therapy
53

Overview
54

Treatment guide
56

What to expect
58

Review
58

Part 7: Follow-up care
59

Cancer tests
60

Side effect care
60

Healthy lifestyle
61

Review
62

Part 8: Recurrence
63

Treatment planning
64

Treatment guide
65

Review
66

Part 9: Making treatment decisions
67

It’s your choice
68

Questions to ask your doctors
69

What’s my diagnosis and prognosis?
69

What are my options?
70

What does each option require of me?
72

What is your experience?
73

Deciding between options
74

Websites
75

Review
75

Glossary
76

Dictionary
77

Acronyms
81

NCCN Panel Members
84

NCCN Member Institutions
85

Index
86