Breast Cancer Treatments
Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to remove the tumor. Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you might need other types of treatment as well, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both.Typically, treatment plans are based on the type of breast cancer, its stage, and any special situations.The American Cancer Society also has programs and services – including rides to treatment, lodging, and more – to help you get through treatment.Your cancer care team will be your first source of information and support, but there are many places you can get more help if you need it. Hospital- or clinic-based support services are an important part of your care. These might include nurse or social work services, financial aid, nutritional advice, rehab, or spiritual help.
- Track 1-1 Radiation Therapy
- Track 2-2 Adjuvant systematic therapy
- Track 3-3 Local therapy (surgery and radiation therapy)
- Track 4-4 Chemotherapy
- Track 5-5 Targeted therapy
- Track 6-6 External beam radiation