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What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

Over the counter med: Symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes include lumpy and tender breasts, swelling, itching and pain. Symptoms often occur in both breasts. Treatments include a supportive bra or sports bra. Dietary changes including decreasing fat and sugar intake. Some have improvement by decreasing caffeine and chocolate intake. Over the counter medications include tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, magnesium. ...Read more

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What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

Rdiation and Chemo: Surgery is usually the first step in treating breast cancer because it removes the bulk of the tumor and examining the tumor allows for planning the safest and most effective therapy to control or eliminate any tumor left behind. Alternative therapies using prayer, herbs, diet, etc. May work on rare occasions but are unlikely to be effective for most people. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for male breast cancer?

What are the treatment options for male breast cancer?

Same as for women: The treatment for male breast cancer is the same as it is for women. Treatment depends upon the stage, cancer characteristics, patient health and patient preferences. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

Mastectomy lumpect: Usually mastectomy (with or without reconstruction is indicated). However, if the paget's is not associated with an invasive cancer - or if the cancer is not very big, a central lumpectomy - removing all of the nipple and areola and a cone of tissue under it may be done. In all of these cases, radiation is indicated and there is still a risk of local recurrence and usually a significant deformity. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for breast cancer stage iv?

What are some treatments for breast cancer stage iv?

Systemic therapy: Mainstay therapy for stage IV cancer would be systemic therapy - in the form of chemotherapy or antiestrogen therapy for er+ breast cancer- in the right setting. Palliative radiation or surgical procedure can be given in the right setting i.e. Painful bony metastases, spinal cord compression- to relieve symptoms. Palliative care will be always part of the treatment througout the course of cancer. ...Read more

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What are treatments for breast cancer?

What are treatments for breast cancer?

Multiple: The mainstay treatment for breast cancer is surgery, either mastectomy or lumpectomy, with sampling or removal of the lymph nodes in the armpit. Radiation is usually needed in conjunction with lumpectomy, but not necessarily with mastectomy. Chemotherapy may be added depending on the stage and characteristics of th cancer. Lastly, hormonal therapy may be useful depending on the tumor receptors. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for metastatic breast cancer?

What are the treatment options for metastatic breast cancer?

It Depends: It depends on the "personality" of the cancer, ie whether it has the estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor, or her2. It also depends on where the cancer is. Er+ cancer that has spread only to bone can often be treated with anti-estrogen pills alone, while cancer in the liver, lungs or brain often requires chemotherapy. Women can live for years with metastatic breast cancer. ...Read more

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How effective is breast surgery for treating breast cancer?

How effective is breast surgery for treating breast cancer?

Very effective: Surgery more effective today then in previous years because of early dx by mammo. Here non palpable tumors or DCIS is detected and wide resection with adequate margins free of disease can give close to 90% to 95% cure or better when RT employed if needed ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments and/or cures for breast cancer?

What are the latest treatments and/or cures for breast cancer?

Many: Breast cancer has good treatments available which have been around for the past 30+ years. With current treatments(there are many medicines besides surgery and radiotherapy) the cure rates are over 80%. Just go to a good oncologist and seek the details you want to know about. ...Read more

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What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Alternative to what?: Chemotherapy is the administration of a drug that circulates throughout the body and kills cancer cells. Our goal is to choose the most effective drug tailored to one's specific cancer subtype. If by "alternative" you mean alternative to proven, standard therapy...No. However, many of our "standard" drugs are well-tolerated w/o traditional side-effects like hair loss, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for breast cancer?

What treatments are available for breast cancer?

Surgery, Chemo, RT: Local treatment involves surgery +/- radiation therapy (rt); chemotherapy is the mainstay for systemic rx (how we treat the whole body). Breast cancer surgery requires either a lumpectomy or mastectomy, along with (sentinel) lymph node biopsy. If a lumpectomy is performed, radiation therapy is necessary. If a mastectomy is chosen (or required), reconstruction is almost always an option. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for breast cancer besides surgery, chemo, and radiation?

Are there any treatments for breast cancer besides surgery, chemo, and radiation?

Yes: Most breast cancers are first treated with surgery. After breast-conserving surgery, radiation is necessary. Not all breast cancers need treatment with chemotherapy. If a breast cancer is estrogen sensitive, it can often be treated with an oral medication that blocks estrogen instead of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for breast cancer? What are my various treatment options for breast cancer? What is the best treatment? .

What are the treatment options for breast cancer? What are my various treatment options for breast cancer? What is the best treatment?

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Depends: Small early breast cancers usually treated with small surgery called lumpectomy or partial mastectomy. Then see an oncologist for best treatment options depending on your specific cell type and possible dna tumor studies. Radiation therapy sometimes indicated. Larger tumors or hormone receptor negative tumors need more surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Ask your oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for breast cancer?

Is there a homeopathic treatment for breast cancer?

Not for any cancer: There is no homeopathic "treatment" that has any effect on breast cancer nor on any other cancer. A person may feel better after taking a homeopathic "medication" either because he truly believes the "medication" is helpful, and so he is happier and uplifted; or because he is just by coincidence feeling good that day. ...Read more

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Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort & cysts occur. Mastectomy would not be indicated for this benign breast condition. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment? .

What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment?

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May help: Enertering into a clinical trial you may be able to use a newer treatment, you will receive regular testing & evaluation as directed by the research protocol, and you can help further research and possibly help others in the future. See this susan g komen site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/breastcancer/clinicaltrials.Html. ...Read more

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Are there breast reduction treatments available for men?

Are there breast reduction treatments available for men?

Gynecomastia: Liposuction and traditional surgery can be used to reduce the male breast. Weight loss also helps. The surgery is done as an outpatient with return to work in 3 to 5 days. Most scars are well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for breast reconstruction surgery eligibility?

What are the criteria for breast reconstruction surgery eligibility?

Depends: There are a lot of different decisions that go into breast reconstruction. It is not a "one size fits all" problem and criteria are based not only on the cancer but also on the person. It is best to have a discussion with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon to determine what type of reconstruction is best for you. ...Read more

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What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin, (trastuzumab)?

What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin, (trastuzumab)?

Better now: Exact prognosis is not possible, but your oncologist should discuss your prognosis with based on population statistics, such as Adjuvant! Online, or better still, your Oncotype Dx score based on the gene profile of your cancer. ...Read more

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What are financial implications of using herceptin (trastuzumab) as a breast cancer treatment?

What are financial implications of using herceptin (trastuzumab) as a breast cancer treatment?

?: I have never had an issue of trastuzumab (herceptin) coverage in appropriate patients. Individual co-pays are based on each patients insurance. There may be a benefit of trastuzumab in 0/low expression breast cancer that is the subject of a cooperative group clinical trial -- nsabp b-47 - clinicaltrials.Gov id: nct01275677. ...Read more

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