Treatments for Breast Cancer

The treatment and management of breast cancer may include medications, lifestyle changes, radiation therapy , chemotherapy , or surgery.

The goals of treatment are to kill the cancer cells and prevent tumors from recurring in the same (or other) locations.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Surgery
Radiation therapy
Chemotherapy
Other treatments

References:

American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org. Accessed January 31, 2006.

American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed January 31, 2006.



Last reviewed April 2007 by Jondavid Pollock, MD, PhD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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