Breast Cancer treatment options and considerations
Breast Cancer treatment is complex and variable. It typically involves many steps and a consensus of opinion from a team of medical experts. Treatments will depend on many factors such as type and severity of cancer, age, other risk factors, and personal or family issues.
Please note. This page from around year 2000 is somewhat out-of-date. But I’ve got a new set of pages with current treatment information here.
Breast cancer treatment will most often involve surgical removal of the affected areas, but whether or not the whole breast has to be removed (mastectomy) will be determined by carefully weighing the options. Most of the time, women with breast cancer tumors removed surgically will also have radiation therapy applied to the surgical site. Chemotherapy, which is an all-inclusive term concerning medications taken orally or intravenously, and which effect the body on a ‘systemic’ level, is usually given to women with later stage breast cancers.
- Introduction to basic breast cancer treatments
- Typical treatments for non-invasive malignant breast cancer lesions.
- Return of DCIS following lumpectomy
- The multidisciplinary team
- The pathologist
- Radiologist and breast cancer treatment.
- Role of the GP in ongoing breast cancer treatment and management
- Breast Cancer Surgeons and surgery.
- The oncologist’s role in the breast cancer treatment team.
- Antiangiogenetic breast cancer therapy
- Adjuvant therapies for breast cancer
- Gynacologist and breast cancer
- Psychosocial support for breast cancer treatment
- A small page on LCIS treatment options
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