5 Breast Cancer Treatments

5-breast-cancer-treatments Since most cases of breast cancer are detected in later stages, mostly third and fourth stages, oncologists do not have much of an option but to go with surgical intervention depending on the severity. There is more than one treatment available for breast cancer, find out more about them below and click on each link to get more details: 1. Bone-Directed therapy: Bone-directed therapy is used particularly in breast cancer patients when the malignant disease has spread to the bones, causing pain, bone weakening, and fractures, among other problems. This type of treatment consists of the use of one of two drugs — bisphosphonates or denosumab. (Read more about bone-directed therapy) 2. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is based on the use of cancer-killer drugs either intravenously or orally to destroy cancer cells. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach the cancer cells. Among the times chemotherapy can be helpful are after surgery, known as adjuvant therapy, for patients who show no evidence of cancer after surgery chemo is then used to kill any cancer cells that may have been left behind or may have spread but can’t be seen, even on imaging tests. (Read more about chemotherapy<
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