Consensus Panel Guidelines for Breast Cancer Follow-up

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survivorship Guideline: Fertility Preservation

This Consensus recommendation from ASCO provides guidelines for fertility preservation for person treated with cancer.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Guideline on the use of Tumor Markers in the Follow up of Breast Cancer

This consensus guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology provides recommendations regarding the use of tumor markers in breast cancer follow up.

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Pharmacologic Intervention Guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

This American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline explains the recommendations for pharmacologic intervention with Tamoxifen, Raloxifene, and Aromatase Inhibitors for the purpose of breast cancer risk reduction.

Breast Cancer Follow up and Clinical Management Guideline in the Adjuvant Setting: Summary of Recommendations

This American Society of Clinical Oncology Summary of Follow up Recommendations provides a brief overview of follow up do's and don'ts.

Discussion Guide for Decision-Making on use of Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Agents from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

This Discussion Guide provides a pdf for print out as a step by step discussion of statistics, agents to consider, and profile of adverse effects of agents proven to lower the risk of developing breast cancer.  The Guide is meant to be used in the discussion of breast cancer risk reduction.

Primary Care for the Cancer Survivor: a Lecture from the American College of Physicians

This online lecture provides an excellent, concise slide lecture on issues concerning Cancer Survivorship, including demographics, statistics, and long term adverse effects of treatment.

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology's site: Cancer.Net

This link provides a print-out for Survivors of issues involving late effects of cancer treatment.  It is organized as a topic by topic source, thus provides a systematic review for the provider and Survivor, alike.

Welcome to Breast Cancer: Essential Knowledge for Health Care Professionals

This comprehensive learning module was created by the Maryland Affilate of the Komen Foundation and the University of Maryland Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work.

Modules in this link include: an Overview; Glossary of terminology, Epidemiology, Breast Cancer Risk, Screening, Diagnosis and Staging, Treatment considerations, Survivorship, Disparities in Care, and Metastatic breast cancer.

"Choosing Wisely"

"Choosing Wisely" as identified by the American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO), recommends: " Don't perform surveillance testing (biomarkers) or imaging ( PET,CT, or bone scans) for assymptomatic individuals who have been treated for breast cancer with curative intent."  Read the full article, in the Health Systems section of the virtual library.

Breast Cancer Follow up and Management after Primary Treatment: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update

This  2012 Guideline update from the American Society of Clinical Oncology represents the most current recommendations for follow up of breast cancer survivors whose breast cancer is thought to be in remission.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Volume 31, # 6, February 10, 2013, pp.  631-640. First author: McCabe, Mary S.

ASCO Releases Updated Guideline on Interventions for Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Post magazine, July 25, 2013, Volume 4, # 12, p. 42.