The specialist decides treatment of the cancer on the basis of the type of breast cancer a person is diagnosed with. The type of the treatment also depends upon your health profile and age. Generally the treatments given to the patients are surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy etc. These treatments are sometime given in combination step by step or may be given alone
Decision of appropriate treatments
The breast cancer treatment on the basis of cancer location is divided in to two stages; first one is early stage treatment in which treatment is given to the confined are of breast as only that part is affected due to tumor. Advanced stage treatment is given and decided if the breast cancer enters in to the other parts of the body. Hence the treatments are suggested on the basis of various factors like size and location of cancer tumor, the stage of cancer, type of breast cancer and the condition of patient.
Treatment through surgery
Surgery is the most suggested treatment for the breast cancer by various specialists. Even the type of surgery depends upon the type of cancer. Some patients require more than one surgery for complete removal of the tumor. In some cases after surgery chemotherapy and other treatments are given to the patient but in other cases doctors decide to give chemotherapy or hormone therapy on the first stage.
Treatment of Secondary Cancer
If the breast cancer unfortunately spreads in other parts of the body then it is known as secondary cancer or advanced or metastatic cancer. For this cancer type treatment is different this is severe type of breast cancer and complete removal in this case is not possible.
Treating breast cancer with radiotherapy
X rays are used to treat the affected areas. In this treatment a radioactive substance is first placed inside the patient’s body and then X-rays are bombarded on the affected areas. Mostly this very treatment is suggested to the patients who have diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
Chemotherapy for the treatment of secondary breast cancer
As the name tells the treatment of cancer through chemicals (drugs) is chemotherapy. It is the type of treatment which reduces the chance of re-growth of cancer. Therefore before surgery doctors suggest this treatment to the women who have enlarged tumors or having secondary breast cancer. Side effects include feeling of vomiting, infection or hair loss.
In this specific type of therapy hormone regulation is controlled within the patient’s body as the cancer cells are very much sensitive to the hormonal change. It is given to the patient after surgery by doing this complete removal of cancer can be achieved.
There are various treatments available for breast cancer. It is a curable disease but should be treated on earlier stages. No doubt the treatment is a painful phase for the patient but this pain gives you a new healthy life. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer than without wasting your time go and consult the specialist as soon as possible, so that your treatment would be started according to your condition and other important factors. Another important thing is that you should also discuss your problem with the patient who had been treated successfully for the same disease.