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Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Breast Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer, see the following:

  • Breast Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Breast Cancer
  • Surgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer
  • Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
  • Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Drugs Approved for Breast Cancer
  • Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

    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 http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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