Breast Cancer


A variety of treatments for breast cancer exist, and treatment is available at every stage of cancer. Most people need a combination of two or more treatments.

After diagnosis, your doctor will determine the stage of your cancer. They will then decide on the best treatment options based on your stage and other factors, such as age, family history, genetic mutation status, and personal medical history.

Treatments for early stage breast cancer may not be effective for advanced stage breast cancer.

Surgery for breast cancer

Most people with breast cancer will undergo surgery to remove cancer cells or tumors from the breast and other affected areas.

Lumpectomy and mastectomy are two surgical options. Deciding which option to use is based on:

  • the size and location of the primary tumor
  • personal preference
  • other factors such as genetic predisposition