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Breast Cancer - Treatment




Treatment for Breast Cancer

 

The treatment for breast cancer is made using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Some types of breast cancers are also treated using hormone treatments. There is a good scope for recovery if the breast cancer is detected in its early stages. That is the reason, it is advised that women check their breasts themselves regularly for any changes and get examined by their doctors if there are any changes found in their breasts. All women should practice breast awareness, knowledge about the breast structure, appearance, and feel of their breasts.
 

Treatments to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer
 
The risk for breast cancer is determined on evaluation of some factors such as family history of breast cancer, age, and findings from genetic tests and physical examination.
 
Women who are found to be at a risk of developing breast cancer due to a strong family history of breast cancer, found genetic mutation of a BRCA gene, or have found pre-cancerous changes in their breasts; two main treatments are available to reduce the risk, they are medication and mastectomy (surgical removal of the breasts)
 

Mastectomy


 

Mastectomy is used to treat an established breast cancer as well as to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women. Mastectomy can reduce the risk of breast cancer up to 90% by removing breast tissue as much as possible. Women can choose to have a cosmetic breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or at a later date. Artificial breasts or breast prostheses are other alternatives to be worn inside the bra.


Find below the:

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer       Types of Breast Cancer       Diagnosis of Breast Cancer    

Causes of Breast Cancer       Stages of Breast Cancer

How to Prevent Breast Cancer
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