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Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline

ACS/ASCO issues recommendations for clinicians

The American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline provides recommendations to assist clinicians in the care of female adult survivors of breast cancer. Among the recommendations are:

• Patients should undergo regular surveillance for breast cancer recurrence, including evaluation with a cancer-related history and physical examination.

• Patients should be screened for new primary breast cancer.

• Data do not support performing routine laboratory tests or imaging tests in asymptomatic patients to evaluate for breast cancer recurrence.

• Clinicians should counsel patients about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, monitor for post-treatment symptoms that can adversely affect quality of life, and monitor for adherence to endocrine therapy.

Citation: Runowicz CD, Leach CR, Henry NL, et al. American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline. [Published online ahead of print December 7, 2015]. Journal of Clinical Oncology doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.64.3809.