Breast cancer treatment is dependent on many factors. Each patient is unique so treatment is tailored to your cancer type with the aim to achieve the best outcome for you. Your treatment may include one or a few or all of the following:
Radiotherapy is a localised treatment, which uses high energy beam of X-rays to destroy cancer cells in specific parts of the body. It can be used to treat primary cancer or advanced cancer.
All normal cells in your body divide and grow all the time in an ordered and controlled way. However, cancer cells divide and grow in a disordered and uncontrolled way. Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells by getting in the way of their ability to divide and grow.
Endocrine therapy is another form of systemic therapy. It is designed to either lower the level of oestrogen in your body or to stop the oestrogen from stimulating the cancer cells.
Targeted therapy is a type of breast cancer treatment which involves targeting cellular processes to stop the Targeted therapy is a type of breast cancer treatment, which involves targeting cellular processes to stop the growth of cancer cells.