Treatment

There are many different treatment options depending on the type of breast cancer and the stage of the disease when it is diagnosed. Treatment usually consists of some combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy.

Surgery

There are basically two types of breast surgery: breast conserving surgery and mastectomy. For facts about surgical treatment of breast cancer, please click on the following link.

Radiation

Radiation is a high energy targeted x-ray that is used to stop the spread of cancer cells. Radiation therapy is almost always used with surgery. For more information about what radiation therapy is, what to expect before and after treatment,please click on the following link.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is an option for many types of breast cancer. Chemotherapy can be given before of after surgery. To learn more about types of chemotherapy drugs and the cycles in which they are given, please click on the following link.

Visit Komen’s Breast Cancer News website for the latest information about breast cancer treatments. Information is updated often with new breakthroughs, study results and interesting information coming from the field of breast cancer.