Can you please tell me what exactly is combined modality treatment for breast cancer?

Three Tools. Breast cancer treatment centers on 3 basic modes of attack: surgery-removal of the cancer from its site of origin is often the first rx; chemotherapy-medication that circulates throughout the body to kill any cancer cells that may have travelled outside the organ of origin; radiation therapy-focused rx to kill cancer cells in/near organ of origin that may not have been removed by surgery.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mastectomy and why is it a treatment for breast cancer?

Yes we can. The best treatment for any early cancer is surgery, i. E. Cut it out! when the cancer is in the breast, patients have a choice to remove just the cancer(called lumpectomy) and save the breast with the help of radiotherapy to the remaining breast. Or opt for removal of the entire breast, which is called mastectomy. Read more...

Can you tell me how has the treatment of breast cancer changed over the years?

Many things . Over the last few decades many things have changed: Taxanes as part of the chemo plan is established for lymph node-positive disease. Herceptin was approved for Her2+ breast cancer. Pertuzumab was approved for Her2+ breast cancer when given before surgery. Lumpectomy and radiation are alternative to mastectomy in many patients. Radiation is more focused, allowing less toxicity. . Read more...

Can you please tell me future treatments for breast cancer?

Breast CA treatment. In the very near future, cryoablation of small tumours and intraoperative radiotherapy seem to have some promise for some women who meet selection criteria. Read more...

Can you please tell me about the 2 main treatments for breast cancer?

Local and systemic. Local treatment is surgery and radiation. Systemic treatment is medication: hormone manipulation, chemotherapy, and gene therapy. Read more...

Can you tell me what are the possible treatments for breast cancer?

Specific of tumor? Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormone manipulation as well as targeted therapies (her 2 positive tumors have other drug options) as well. Some of these treatments may be used or all of these treatments may be used. Read more...

Can you explain what combined modality treatment for breast cancer is?

Surgery, Chemo-, RT. Breast cancer is best treated by a combination of the above 3 treatment modalities. Surgery is usually the first line of treatment, either mastectomy or lumpectomy. If a lumpectomy is performed, radiation therapy is always indicated, and sometimes even recommended after mastectomy. Chemotherapy is used to treat some breast cancers, depending upon the stage; this may include a pill and/or IV rx. Read more...
Combined Tx. Combined modality refers to treating breast cancer with surgery, chemo and/or radiation. Read more...

What is the treatment for breast cancer?

Multimodal Rx. The primary treatment for most breast cancers is surgery, either mastectomy or lumpectomy; if one chooses lumpectomy, they will also require radiation therapy. Depending on the stage of the cancer, chemotherapy may be indicated. This may be given as a pill and/or IV medication, depending on tumor-specific factors. Read more...

What are the consequences of not getting treatment for breast cancer?

I've seen cases . Of what we call "neglected" breast cancer...And it is not pretty. The skin of the breast can dissolve, bleed, grow, and smell. It can leave deposits across the chest and back, and as it is destroying the breast and skin, cells can travel to brain, bones, liver. These women are miserable and sad...And hard to help. Read more...
Disease-Progression. Breast cancers come in many different "shapes & sizes" with some more aggressive than others. However, left untreated, almost all will grow in the breast, eventually breaking thru the skin and leading to an open wound. Such cancers have a higher probability of spreading throughout the body, potentially "taking over" vital organs such as the liver or lungs. Why wait? Read more...
Disease progression. Breast cancer progresses from stage 1 to 2 to 3 to stage 4 which is metastatic breast cancer to organs including the brain and lungs and liver and bones. Breast cancer kills by spreading to the organs. Early stage breast cancer has a very high cure rate if treated using conventional modalities including surgery radiation and hormone therapy and chemotherapy depending on the stage and type. Read more...

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...
Heavens no. If you have breast cancer, given the advances made in this area, please see your family doctor or oncologist right away. Homeopathic products are not medicine, have no active ingredients and your time trying them is time for the cancer to worsen and invade the rest of your body. Run, don't walk , to your oncologist. Read more...
No. Unfortunately no, there are no effective homeopathic remedies for cancer. Certain symptoms can be alleviated with homeopathic remedies but cancer is an aggressive disease and needs to be managed by a physician. Read more...