Pain

• Mental status or other neurologic findings

• Laboratory tests

• Liver function tests

• Calcium, electrolytes Abbreviations Introduced in This Chapter

BSE Breast self-examination

CBE Clinical breast examination

CM F Cy clopho spha in id e, me t ho t rexa t e, f luoro u rae il (regimen)

DCIS Ductal carcinoma in situ

ER Estrogen receptor

FISH Fluorescence in situ hybridization

I HC ImmunohistochemLstry

IM Intramuscular

LCIS hobular carcinoma in situ

LH RH Luteinizing hormone-re leasing hormone

NCI National Cancer Institute

NIH National Institutes of Health

NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network

OS Overall survival

PFS Progression-free survival

PR Progesterone receptor

SERD Selective estrogen-receptor down regulator

SERM Selective estrogen-receptor modulators

TNM Tum or-node-metastasis staging system

V EGF Vaseular endot hei i a 1 -d e rived grow t h fa cto r wwvit

^ Self-assessment questions and answers are available at ht-tp://www. mhpharmacotherapy. com/pp.html.

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