The first sign of breast cancer often is a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram. Breast cancer stages range from early, curable breast cancer to metastatic breast cancer, with a variety of breast cancer treatments.
The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:
Breast cancer treatments have come a long way in the past few generations. Get an overview of treatment options for today’s breast cancer patients.
With so many choices, it’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about the ones that can help you the most.
Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells and prevent them from returning.
Radiation therapy involves delivering precise amounts of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells.
Hormone therapy for breast cancer, also called endocrine therapy, prevents cancer cells from growing by either blocking or removing the hormones.
Targeted therapy, also called biologic therapy, uses the body's immune system or hormonal system to fight breast cancer cells.
If you know the stage of your breast cancer, you can use this quick guide to see what kinds of treatments might help.
Breast cancer treatments are powerful medicines and can have side effects. Here are some of the most common ones.
Research shows breast cancer is more likely to come back after treatment under the following circumstances.