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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 23 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.
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Guidelines: There are guidelines that are recommended. But treatment is often tailored to each individual.

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