Adjuvant therapy for breast cancer aims to treat micrometastatic disease, or breast cancer cells that have escaped the breast and regional lymph nodes but have not yet established an identifiable metastasis. Types of treatment used as adjuvant therapy include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, antibody therapy, and radiation therapy. Before rendering a decision on adjuvant therapy, the potential benefits and risks need to be weighed carefully. The 2016 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines advised that the selection of optimal adjuvant chemotherapy regimens for HER2-negative and HER2-positive breast cancers be guided by the risk for recurrence, potential toxicities, comorbidities, and overall likelihood of benefit.
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