Breast Cancer: Treatment & Care

There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and modern medicine is a big reason for that success. Learn about breast cancer treatment and care.
Treatment
What Are Treatments for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer treatments have come a long way in the past few generations. Get a general overview of treatment options for today’s breast cancer patients.
Choosing Your Best Breast Cancer Treatment

Patients’ preferences are part of the decision-making process in choosing breast cancer treatments. This article describes the options.
Tool: Breast Cancer Health Check

Explore and evaluate treatment options for your particular stage and type of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Surgery

Surgery is done to remove cancer while it’s still in the breast. This article is a brief introduction to breast cancer surgery.
Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is often used to cut the chances of cancer’s return (recurrence).
Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer: Detailed Information

This article provides in-depth information on breast cancer chemotherapy.
Radiation for Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy is another way to help reduce the chance of cancer’s return.
Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy may help curb the growth, spread, or recurrence of some types of breast cancer.
Hormone Therapy Drugs for Breast Cancer

Read about tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors, and other hormonal treatments for breast cancer.
Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer FAQs

Some (but not all) breast cancers are sensitive to hormones such as estrogen and progestin. Read about hormonal therapy for those types of breast cancer.
Biological Therapy for Breast Cancer

Biological therapy aims to use the body’s immune system to curb cancer. This article provides an overview of biological therapy for breast cancer.
Herceptin

Herceptin is a type of biological therapy for breast cancer. Read about it in this article.
Breast Cancer Treatment by Stage

Learn about treatment options by stage.
After Breast Cancer Treatment: Follow-Up Care

After breast cancer treatment, follow-up care is a must. Here’s an overview to help you keep track.
Treating Recurrent Breast Cancer

If breast cancer returns, it doesn’t always come back to the breast, and its location may help determine treatment. Learn more about treating recurrent breast cancer.
Related Web Site: Alternative Medicine and Complementary Therapies for Breast Cancer

Most doctors don’t recommend relying only on alternative medicine for breast cancer. But some complementary therapies, including meditation, prayer, and acupuncture, may be worth discussing with your doctor to enhance, but not replace, conventional care, says the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This link will take you to its web site.
Care
Second Opinion for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Are you looking for a second opinion about your breast cancer diagnosis? The information in this article may help.
Breast Cancer Doctors

Information on selecting board-certified specialists for treating your breast cancer.
Becoming a Proactive Cancer Patient

It’s your body and your life, so take a proactive role in your cancer care. This article explores ways to do that with any type of cancer.
Questions for Doctors About Breast Cancer?

New breast cancer patients may have a lot of questions about their care. Here’s a general list to start with before choosing treatment.
11 Questions to Ask the Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists are cancer specialists. Here are questions you may want to ask them.
10 Questions to Ask the Breast Cancer Surgeon

Getting breast cancer surgery? Here are 10 questions to help you get the answers you need from your surgeon before the operation.
Related Web Site: Exercises for Recovery from Breast Cancer Surgery

This link will take you to an American Cancer Society article on exercises to help with recovery from breast cancer surgery.
10 Questions to Ask the Radiation Oncologist

If you’re getting radiation therapy for breast cancer, this list of 10 questions may come in handy when speaking with your radiation cancer specialist.

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