NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer – Metastatic (STAGE IV), Version 2.2017
Metastatic Breast Cancer
that you have cancer
can be overwhelming.
While many people know about breast cancer, most patient information focuses
on early-stage breast cancers. It is a challenge to find good information on
metastatic breast cancer. The goal of this book is to help people with metastatic
breast cancer get the best cancer treatment. It explains which cancer tests and
treatments are recommended by experts in breast cancer.
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 metastatic breast cancer. Key points of
the book are summarized in theNCCN Quick Guide™
. NCCN also offers patient
resources on early-stage breast cancer, locally advanced breast cancer, ovarian
cancer, and other cancer types. VisitNCCN.org/patients
for the for the full library
of patient books, summaries, and other resources.