Breast Cancer Guidelines

Updated: Sep 19, 2022
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Guidelines

Guidelines Summary

Guidelines on the following aspects of breast cancer care have been published:

  • Screening [94, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188]
  • Pharmacologic intervention for breast cancer risk reduction [189, 190]
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary lymph node dissection [72, 191]
  • Estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) testing [192]
  • Lumpectomy margins [193, 194]
  • Mastectomy [72]
  • Postmastectomy radiation therapy [130, 195]
  • Treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer [196]
  • Neoadjuvant therapy, endocrine therapy, and targeted therapy [116]
  • Hormonal adjuvant therapy [197, 198, 199]
  • Use of biomarkers to guide systemic adjuvant therapy [200]
  • Breast cancer in young women [201]
  • Follow-up care for breast cancer survivors [72, 202, 203]

For more information, see Breast Cancer Guidelines.