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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Breast Cancer – Metastatic (STAGE IV), Version 2.2017

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Contents

6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Breast cancer basics

Explains how breast cancer starts and how it spreads.

13 Part 2 Treatment planning

Describes the health tests used to plan treatment.

21 Part 3 Treatment guide

Presents treatment options based on the features of the cancer.

38 Part 4 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

46 Glossary

Dictionary

Acronyms

53 NCCN Panel Members 54 NCCN Member Institutions 56 Index