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How do you treat breast cancer

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes and no: in general yes it is if there is no metastases to the regional lymph nodes, so the bottom line depen (penicillamine) on the staging from 1-5. and the ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Good news, but...: A 0.6 cm tumor usually has a very good prognosis once excised, but there are no certainties. I am VERY glad you found it early. Best wishes.

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Surgery/Chemo/Radiat: Treatment usually starts with surgery, removal of the tumor grossly. Depending on the stage and biology it may require chemotherapy and/or radiation. ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Stage, biology of ca: Treatment of breast cancer will depend on the stage, the biology of cancer, prognostic factors, your overall condition and your preference. There are ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Depens (penicillamine) on stage: This depends on the stage. But generally breast cancer is treated by multiple specialities. Surgery, chemo, hormonal, and radiation are the main treat... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Many ways,: There is no single way to treat breast cancers, varius options with almost same results, from mastectomy, partial or total , radiation , chemotherapy... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Find it early: Go to a center rich with informed and kind staff that has most of the options available, and they carefully work you/your loved one up for treatment..... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Combination of Rxs: Treatment for each type and stage needs to be tailored. Usually it is a combination of surgery, drugs, and radiation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 15 years experience
It depends...: I assume you're asking how long it takes before breast cancer begins to spread when not treated. That's a good question. It depends on many factors su... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of tumor, involvement in other areas or spread/metastasis, how healthy the patient is and the stage. In general the treatment... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you dec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Depends...: ...On how nasty a cancer it is. Some are very slow growing and women (or men) can potentially live a very long time with the cancer before it progres... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Whether or not a mastectomy is recommended depends on many factors to include breast cancer type and stage.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Yes.: Some breast cancers are dependent on estrogen, so hormone therapy is used to either prevents the formation or block the effects of estrogen. Some hav... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Stage 1A breast ca.: Early breast cancers when removed have a very high chance of avoiding local recurrence, depending on the use of radiation and/or chemotherapy. Other ... Read More

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