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Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment

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Last updated:25th Feb 2009

Early breast cancer is subdivided into two major categories, in situ disease, mainly in the form of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and invasive cancer. Both are heterogeneous processes with very variable appearances, biology and clinical behaviour.

This guideline covers diagnosis and surgical and pharmacological treatment of women and men with early and locally advanced breast cancer. It aims to improve early identification and treatment of breast cancer to prevent disease progression and reduce deaths.


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