- Breast cancer is a malignant condition that originates in the breast tissue. It can occur in both men and women but is most common in women.
- The treatment plan for breast cancer depends on several crucial factors, including the type and stage of cancer, as well as the patient's overall health and preferences.
Treatment options for Breast cancer
- Surgical procedures are used to remove cancerous tissue and may include:
- Lumpectomy: Removal of the tumor while preserving the breast.
- Mastectomy: Removal of the entire breast.
- Lymph Node Removal: If cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
- Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Removal of the healthy breast for risk reduction.
- Risks associated with surgery include infection and bleeding.
- Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to target and kill cancer cells. It may involve:
- External Beam Radiation.
- Brachytherapy (placing radiation sources directly near the tumor).
- Radiation therapy is often recommended after lumpectomy. Common side effects include fatigue and sickness.
- Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body. It can be administered :
- After surgery eliminate any remaining cancer cells.
- Before surgery to shrink tumors.
- Chemotherapy may also be used as the primary treatment for some cases.
- Hormone therapy is effective for hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, which include estrogen or progesterone receptors. It works by:
- Blocking hormone receptors in cancer cells.
- Modifying hormone production to slow cancer growth.
- Immunotherapy is an innovative approach that activates the body's immune system to target and destroy cancer cells. It is increasingly used in breast cancer treatment, particularly in cases where other treatments may not be as effective.
- Palliative care focuses on improving the overall quality of life for individuals living with breast cancer. It addresses symptom management, emotional support, and enhancing comfort during treatment and recovery.
If you have any uncertainties or seek a better understanding of breast cancer, we invite you to reach out to CION Cancer Clinics. Our team is here to assist you. Feel free to contact us at 1800 120 2676, or you can conveniently fill out the form through the provided link.