Breast Cancer


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Types of Breast Cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is also classified as Stage 4 breast cancer. Its treatment depends on the stage of cancer. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and surgery

Treatment of Breast Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, discuss your treatment options with your Doctor. It’s important that you think carefully about each of your choices. Weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects.

1. Local treatments

Some treatments are local, meaning they treat the tumor without affecting the rest of the body.

Common treatment approaches

Typically, treatment plans are based on the type of breast cancer, its stage, and any special situations. Your treatment plan will depend on other factors as well, including your overall health and personal preferences.

2. Systemic treatments

Drugs used to treat breast cancer are considered systemic therapies because they can reach cancer cells almost anywhere in the body. They can be given by mouth or put directly into the bloodstream. Depending on the type of breast cancer, different types of drug treatment might be used, including: