The common treatment option for breast cancer include Surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Hormonal therapy and Targeted therapy.
Surgery involves the removal of breast tissue that has become cancerous. Breast cancer occurs when the cells in the breast tissue begin dividing uncontrollably.
Radiation Therapy (RT)
Radiation therapy employs X-rays to eliminate cancer cells. This can be done through two main techniques, including:
- EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy): This technique involves using an external source of radiation by utilizing a machine.
- Brachytherapy: This involves placing a radioactive material inside the body, targeting the cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that employs drugs to target and destroy cancer cells. The specific combination of drugs used varies based on the type of breast cancer and may be recommended before surgery to shrink tumors or to alleviate symptoms.
Hormonal therapy is used to block hormone receptors and is primarily employed for cancer cells sensitive to hormones. This therapy aims to either halt hormone production or prevent hormones from attaching to cancer cells, thereby halting their growth.
Immunotherapy is an innovative approach that harnesses the power of the immune system to identify and eliminate cancer cells.
Targeted therapy involves the use of drugs specifically designed to focus on cancer cells, often with fewer side effects on healthy cells compared to traditional chemotherapy.
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