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A 52-year-old female asked:

Is there a global protocol that all breast cancer doctors should follow regarding treatments and timescales?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes, it depends: In us, we do have different guidelines that we use - from the nccn guidelines, the asco guidelines that we use nationally- to the multiple different cancer pathways used regionally/locally. Discuss with your oncologist.
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Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Standards of care: In medicine we call these"global protocols" standards of care. So there are standards that doctors will follow bear in mind that these standards are often modified or tailored to meet the need of specific patients.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Guidelines: There are guidelines that are recommended. But treatment is often tailored to each individual.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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