Facts About Breast Cancer

Treating Breast Cancer

Surgery is necessary for all patients with breast cancer, and will involve one of two main approaches:
Surgery is also necessary to assess for possible spread of the cancer to nearby lymph nodes. This is called an axially dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Additional treatments beyond surgery often are necessary. The need for and type of additional therapy depend on several factors, including your age, menopausal status, other medical conditions, tumor type, tumor size and number, tumor grade, the scope of the surgery, surgical margins (i.e., how close was the cancer to the edge of the tissue removed by surgery), lymph node involvement, hormone receptors, and the results of other tests.
Additional therapy options include:
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