Understanding Breast Cancer

Survival rates for people with breast cancer have increased significantly over time due to better diagnostic tests and scans, earlier detection, and improvements in treatment methods. Most people with early breast cancer can be treated successfully. 

What is breast cancer? 

Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells lining the breast lobules or ducts. These cells grow uncontrollably and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Both women and men can develop breast cancer, although breast cancer is rare in men.

Treatment

Treatment for early breast cancer aims to remove the cancer and reduce the risk of the cancer spreading or coming back. 

Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone (endocrine) therapy. Usually more than one treatment is used, and treatments can be given in different combinations.

As there are different types of breast cancer, treatment varies from person to person. Your doctors will consider several factors to recommend the most suitable treatment for you. 

Contact us for more information on breast cancer management.