Early breast cancer

Early breast cancer is defined as tumours of not more than 5 cm diameter, with either impalpable or palpable but not fixed lymph nodes and no evidence of distant metastases.

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer, and associated topic-specific guideline updates, are designed to assist in decision making by women and their doctors.

Clinical practice guidelines

The following topic-specific guideline updates either replace or supplement chapters in the 2001 Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer. Please note: these topic-specific guidelines are now available as online guidelines. 

Topic specific guidelines