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Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Breast Cancer: Management and Follow-up (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 434K)
Appendix A: Algorithms of Breast Cancer & Disease guidelines (PDF 234K)
Breast Disease and Cancer: Diagnosis (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 672K)
Appendix A: Algorithms of Breast Cancer & Disease guidelines (PDF 236K)
Appendix B: Protocol for the Use of Mammography Services at Diagnostic Facilities (PDF 114K)
Appendix C: Diagnostic Imaging Modalities and Procedures of the Breast (PDF 105K)
Appendix D: Medication Tables Associated with Mastalgia and Nipple Discharge (PDF 97K)
Mammography - This protocol has been incorporated into the new guideline "Breast Disease and Cancer: Diagnosis" (Appendix B). Full Guideline (PDF 672K)
Appendix B: Protocol for the Use of Mammography Services at Diagnostic Facilities (PDF 114K)
Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Fracture Prevention (2012) Full Guideline (PDF 876K)
Summary (PDF 368K)
Appendix A - Examples of Medications that May Contribute to Bone Loss (PDF 211K)
Appendix B - Testing for Suspected Secondary Causes of OP in Selected Patients (PDF 211K)
Appendix C - Using the FRAX® Calculator to Assess Absolute Fracture Risk (PDF 362K)
Appendix D - Pharmacologial Therapy for Osteoporosis (PDF 227K)
Patient Guide (PDF 295K)

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