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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
  • Preventive Mastectomy
  • 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
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies and Targeted Therapies 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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  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • 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.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
    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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