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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

Review
14

Part 2: Treatment planning
15

Medical history
16

Physical exam
16

Blood tests
17

Imaging tests
18

Biopsy
20

Cancer lab tests
20

Genetic counseling
22

Review
22

Part 3: Treatment guide
23

Overview
24

Hormone receptor-positive cancers
26

Hormone receptor-negative cancers
32

Checking treatment results
38

Review
39

Part 4 Making treatment decisions
40

It’s your choice
41

Questions to ask your doctors
42

What’s my diagnosis and prognosis?
42

What are my options?
43

What does each option require of me?
44

What is your experience?
45

Deciding between options
46

Websites
47

Review
47

Glossary
48

Dictionary
49

Acronyms
52

NCCN Panel Members for Breast Cancer
55

NCCN Member Institutions
56

Index
58