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Treatment

In the past two decades, great improvements have been made in the treatment of breast cancer. As a result, the number of breast cancer survivors continues to increase.

Although each person's treatment will be slightly different, it generally involves some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and/or targeted therapy (such as Herceptin).

Deciding on a particular treatment is as much a personal matter for men and women as it is a medical one. Find here information about each treatment option and its risks and benefits.

Types of Treatment

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors, and other hormonal therapies
  • Targeted therapies
  • Trastuzumab (Herceptin)
  • Emerging therapies
  • Additional information about treatment options, click here.

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