A 21-year-old member asked:
how is breast cancer treated?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Reza Shirazi answered
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
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. Anti-estrogen therapy may also play a role.
Answered on Jun 25, 2013
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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 3 modalities that are used- many times- used in combination - surgical resection ( lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy); radiation therapy and chemotherapy and/or hormonal tx ( anti estrogen therapy), and biological ts. Treatment is complex and individualized.
Answered on Sep 15, 2012
Dr. Travis Kidner answered
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
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 treatment modalities.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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