Breast cancer symptoms vary widely. Symptoms can include but are not limited to skin changes, lumps, and swelling.
Surgery: Surgeries can include, breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) and lymph node dissection
Chemotherapy: Chemo can be taken as a pill or given as an infusion through the vein. Chemo can be given in cycles or rounds, where each round of treatment is followed by a break.
Radiation Therapy: Highly targeted and effective way to damage cancer cells in the breast area that might be present after surgery.
Hormonal Therapy: Systemic treatment used to treat hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers by lowering the amount of hormone estrogen in the body, and blocking the action of estrogen in breast cancer cells.
Targeted Therapy: Target specific characteristics of cancer cells, such as proteins that allow cancer cells to grow rapidly or in abnormal ways.
Immunotherapy: Enables the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells in order to help stop or slow cancer cells from spreading
Systemic therapies: can be taken by mouth or through infusion, or be taken alone, known as monotherapy. They can also be taken as combination of two or more drugs.