Breast Cancer Treatment. What do we need to know? For starters let’s go over the basics. Cancer is an incurable disease that has the ability to grow at a substantial pace and simultaneously reproduce cancerous cells that infect healthy cells and mutate together. This disease has the ability to spread to nearly all areas of the body but today we are specifically talking about breast cancer. Did you know that breast cancer does not only affect women? This disease is not commonly found in men.
Breast cancer can begin in any part of the breast but typically starts with ducts that carry milk to the nipple, this type of cancer is known as Ductal Cancer. Some type of cancer starts in the glands that make breast milk, this type of cancer known as Lobular cancer. Some any other area also causes to breast cancer.
There are many levels of surgical treatment for breast surgery. Surgery therapy can depend on the stage of breast cancer like a stage (1, 2A, 2B, or 3A). In this stage everyone should go to, Sparing Surgery; in this surgery infected cell of breast cancer removes and rest part of the breast leaves and another one mastectomy surgery; in this surgery the whole breast removes. In early-stage sparing surgery is mostly used, if a doctor needs another treatment then it will decide to take a combination of radiation therapy and sparing surgery but at last use mastectomy surgery. After this surgery, most of the women are live a healthy life.
Before beginning treatment, patients are diagnosed with breast cancer. In these weeks, patients meet with a cancer treatment center such as University Cancer Centers or with an oncologist to learn more about cancer and decide which therapy is best suited for their stage of cancer.
Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have many options available to them such as surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy. Biological therapy is divided into two therapies.
- Local Therapy
- Systematic Therapy
Local Therapy – Surgery therapy and radiation therapy are included in Local therapy. In this local therapy, Cancer is taking out in the body. Sometimes cancer has extended to any other parts of the body then local therapy is capable to stop expand cancer cells and remove out from the body.
Systematic Therapy – Chemotherapy, Biological therapy, and hormone therapy are included in Systematic therapy. This therapy is based on drugs. In this therapy, drugs come into the bloodstream and remove the infected cells of cancer. Patients of systematic therapy are gone on local therapy whereas becoming tumors because radiation and surgery therapy is best for tumors. Many cancers return back this time local therapy is more helpful.
So many types of therapies are recommended for you and everyone depends on several issue or stage and also depend on size and shape. You can also contact your oncologist or cancer specialist for these therapies if you are not satisfied with your oncologist contact University Cancer Centers for a second opinion for cancer treatment.