Breast cancer (QS12)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'advanced breast cancer'
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'early and locally advanced breast cancer'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the management of early (ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive), locally advanced and advanced breast cancer in adults. This includes the management of both screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancers from the point of referral to a specialist team. The scope does not include adults with rare breast tumours, benign breast disease, lobular carcinoma in situ, or the care of women with an increased risk of breast cancer due to family history.
- NICE clinical guideline: CG81 Breast cancer (advanced)
- NICE clinical guideline: CG80 Breast cancer (early & locally advanced)
- NICE clinical guideline: CG27 Referral for suspected cancer
- Management of breast cancer in women. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guideline No. 84, 2005 (update of SIGN guideline No, 29)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
This page was last updated: 15 April 2013
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Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the breast cancer quality standard.
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