What Are the Stages of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer stages go from stage zero up to stage four. Like any other type of cancer, breast cancer can be divided into stages and each stage has its own severity. After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, you might think that the next step you should take is to chose and start a treatment option, right? Well, it’s not always like that. Depending on your breast cancer stage, you may not even need treatment right away (besides surgery).

Wondering about the different stages of breast cancer? Here’s what you need to know.

Addressing an aggressive treatment for cancer, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, may not be the best choice if your cancer is at a very early stage, which is the case of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ). The stage of your cancer is one of the most important things to know, especially when you are deciding on the best breast cancer treatment option for you.

In this video, shared by Breast Cancer Answers®, in 2014, listen to Dr. Jay Harness, Breast Cancer Answers Medical Director, as he explains the stages of breast cancer and shares some crucial information that will help you understand how varied and different breast cancer’s different stages can be.

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