Treatment & Care
There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and
modern medicine is a big reason for that success. Learn about breast cancer
treatment and care.
Breast cancer treatments have come a long way in the past few generations.
Get a general overview of treatment options for today’s breast cancer
Patients’ preferences are part of the decision-making process in choosing
breast cancer treatments. This article describes the options.
Explore and evaluate treatment options for your particular stage and
type of breast cancer.
Surgery is done to remove cancer while it's still in the breast. This
article is a brief introduction to breast cancer surgery.
Chemotherapy is often used to cut the chances of cancer’s return
This article provides in-depth information on breast cancer
Radiation therapy is another way to help reduce the chance of cancer’s
Hormone therapy may help curb the growth, spread, or recurrence of some
types of breast cancer.
Read about tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors, and other hormonal treatments
for breast cancer.
Some (but not all) breast cancers are sensitive to hormones such as estrogen
and progestin. Read about hormonal therapy for those types of breast
Biological therapy aims to use the body’s immune system to curb cancer. This
article provides an overview of biological therapy for breast cancer.
Herceptin is a type of biological therapy for breast cancer. Read about it
in this article.
Learn about treatment options by stage.
After breast cancer treatment, follow-up care is a must. Here’s an overview
to help you keep track.
If breast cancer returns, it doesn’t always come back to the breast, and its
location may help determine treatment. Learn more about treating recurrent
Most doctors don’t recommend relying only on alternative medicine for breast
cancer. But some complementary therapies, including meditation, prayer, and
acupuncture, may be worth discussing with your doctor to enhance, but not
replace, conventional care, says the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
This link will take you to its web site.
Are you looking for a second opinion about your breast cancer diagnosis? The
information in this article may help.
Information on selecting board-certified specialists for treating your
It’s your body and your life, so take a proactive role in your cancer care.
This article explores ways to do that with any type of cancer.
New breast cancer patients may have a lot of questions about their care.
Here’s a general list to start with before choosing treatment.
Medical oncologists are cancer specialists. Here are questions you may want
to ask them.
Getting breast cancer surgery? Here are 10 questions to help you get the
answers you need from your surgeon before the operation.
This link will take you to an American Cancer
Society article on exercises to help with recovery from breast cancer
If you're getting radiation therapy for breast
cancer, this list of 10 questions may come in handy when speaking with your
radiation cancer specialist.
What is a clinical trial? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Learn
all about about breast cancer clinical trials.
Check out sites chosen by WebMD doctors that offer information and services
to help you determine if a clinical trial may be right for you.