What Is Breast Cancer Treatment?

 

 

Common Breast Cancer Treatments:
 

Today there's a list of choices of treatment .
The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it's at.

Surgery:
Surgery is usually the first kind of treatment for breast tumor, and its main purpose to remove as much of the tumor as possible.
There are diverse sorts of surgery; Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), mastectomy, and lymph node dissection.

Chemotherapy:
Chemotherapy treatment uses medicine to destroy cancer cells in the body, including cells at the original cancer site and any cancer cells that may have spread to another part of the body.
You usually have chemotherapy every 3 or 4 weeks. You have the drugs between 1 and 5 days and then have a break. Each 3 or 4 week period is called a cycle. You may have up to 8 cycles of chemotherapy.

Radiation therapy:
Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy radiation to therapist tumors and kill cancer cells like:
(gamma rays, Xrays, electron beams and protons)
specialist suggest this therapy as the primary cancer treatment.
there are side effects of this treatment but it dependes on the type of radiation you get.

Hormonal therapy:
hormon therapy for cancer uses to block the effects of hormones,  which help cancer to grow.
there are many types of hormonal therapy:

  • Luteinising hormone (LH) blockers
  • Tamoxifen
  • Aromatase inhibitors

All this treatment the specialist suggest the best depends on your case
 

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