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    1. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Breast Cancer

      Other PDQ summaries containing information related to breast cancer.

    2. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Get More Information From NCI

      Call 1-800-4-CANCERFor more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.Chat online The NCI's LiveHelp® online chat service provides Internet users with the ability to chat online with an Information Specialist. The service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Information Specialists can help Internet users find information on NCI Web sites and answer questions about cancer. Write to usFor more information from the NCI, please write to this address:NCI Public Inquiries Office9609 Medical Center Dr. Room 2E532 MSC 9760Bethesda, MD 20892-9760Search the NCI Web siteThe NCI Web site provides online access to information on cancer, clinical trials, and other Web sites and organizations that offer support

    3. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - nci_ncicdr0000257995-nci-header

      This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Breast Cancer Screening

    4. Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Treatment Options by Stage

      Stage I, Stage II, Stage IIIA, and Operable Stage IIIC Breast CancerTreatment of stage I, stage II, stage IIIA, and operable stage IIIC breast cancer may include the following:Breast-conserving surgery to remove only the cancer and some surrounding breast tissue, followed by lymph node dissection and radiation therapy.Modified radical mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction surgery.Sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by surgery.Adjuvant therapy (treatment given after surgery to lower the risk that cancer will come back) may include the following: Radiation therapy to the lymph nodes near the breast and to the chest wall after a modified radical mastectomy.Chemotherapy with or without hormone therapy.Hormone therapy.Monoclonal antibody therapy with trastuzumab combined with chemotherapy.A clinical trial of new targeted therapies.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I breast cancer, stage II breast

    5. Breast Cancer: Get the Support You Need

      From financial advisers to family members and support groups, learn about getting support for your breast cancer treatment.

    6. Breast Cancer in Men

      Learn about breast cancer in men, including risk factors and how it's diagnosed and treated.

    7. Checking for Breast Cancer Recurrence

      What to expect if breast cancer returns.

    8. Seeking a Second Opinion for Breast Cancer

      Considering a second opinion about your breast cancer treatment? WebMD provides you with the tools to learn as much as you can about your care.

    9. Is a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      WebMD tells you what to expect If you have breast cancer and are considering participating in a clinical trial to test a new treatment.

    10. Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

      Learn what to expect from radiation treatment for breast cancer.

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