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Question: What are the guidelines for stage II breast cancer?

Answer:

Modified radical mastectomy with postoperative chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy, depending on estrogen and progesterone receptor status of the tumor and menopausal status of the patient.

Reference:  American Joint Committee on Cancer: Cancer Staging Manual, 6th ed. New York, Springer-Verlag, 2002.

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