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Baseline Staging Imaging for Distant Metastasis in Women with Stage I, II, and III Breast Cancer

Version: 3 ID: GL 1-14 Oct 2019
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Current
Authors:
A. Arnaout, N. Varela, M. Allarakhia, L. Grimard, A. Hey, J. Lau, L. Thain, A. Eisen, and the Staging in Early Stage Breast Cancer Advisory Committee

Guideline Objective

To provide recommendations for the use of imaging tests to detect distant metastases in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.

Patient Population

Women with newly diagnosed primary breast cancer (originated in the breast) who have no symptoms of distant metastasis.

Intended Guideline Users

This guideline is intended for health care professionals, policy makers, program planners, and institutions involved in the management of women with clinical and pathologically confirmed primary breast cancer.

Research Question(s)

Should women with newly diagnosed primary breast cancer receive imaging staging tests to rule out distant metastases? If so, when should they be performed and what are the optimal staging imaging modalities?

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