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Treatment of Breast Cancer
Treatment of Stage 0 (in situ) Breast cancer
Treatment of non-invasive breast cancer Stage 0 Stage 0 breast cancer is known as carcinoma in situ. This type of breast cancer is confined to the limiting layers of the tissue. Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
Treatment of Stage I Breast Cancer
Patients with stage I breast cancer usually undergoes lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. Some patients with stage I breast cancer may choose the option of mastectomy. Sometimes the nature of the tumor may require a mastectomy as the only option. Surgery would usually include.... Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
Treatment of Stage II Breast Cancer
Just like stage I breast cancer, stage II breast cancer in often treated with lumpectomy and radiation, but sometimes mastectomy may be a better surgical option or patients choice. Unlike stage I breast cancer, in stage II breast cancer, if the tumor size is more than 5 cms in size, or if cancer has spread to more than three lymph nodes..... Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
Treatment of Stage III Breast Cancer
In stage III breast cancer, if the tumor size is small the surgical treatment option may be lumpectomy followed by radiation similar to stage II breast cancer. Modified radical mastectomy is another option. A breast reconstruction surgery may be done at the time of surgery or.... Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
Treatment of Stage IV Breast Cancer
Local therapies like surgery and radiation therapy are not options for stage IV breast cancer patients unless there is a specific problem or symptoms that would require these local treatment modalities. Systemic treatment with chemotherapy drugs or hormonal drugs are the primary treatment for.... Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Adjuvant chemotherapy is offered to patients with stage I, II and III breast cancer after surgical removal of the tumor. In stage I breast cancer the decision to give chemotherapy is based on the tumor size, hormone receptor status, and.... Click on the above link to read more on this topic......
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