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.
Topic specific guidelines
- Recommendations for the management of early breast cancer in women with an identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation or at high risk of a gene mutation 2014
- Recommendations for use of hypofractionated radiotherapy in early (operable) breast cancer (Incorporates published evidence to July 2011) 2011
- Recommendations for use of bisphosphonates in early breast cancer 2011
- Recommendations for staging and managing the axilla in early (operable) breast cancer 2011
- Recommendations for follow-up of women with early breast cancer 2010
- Recommendations for use of Sentinel node biopsy in early (operable) breast cancer 2008