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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 the

NCCN Quick Guide™

. NCCN also offers patient

resources on early-stage breast cancer, locally advanced breast cancer, ovarian

cancer, and other cancer types. Visit

for the for the full library

of patient books, summaries, and other resources.