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Breast Cancer Treatment and Side Effects

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The diagnosis of breast cancer is overwhelming. After the initial phase of diagnosis comes the discussion of your breast cancer treatment type. This decision should involve more than just your physician. Choosing the most appropriate breast cancer treatment type is a decision that ideally involves the patient, family, and healthcare team.

Ultimately, you and your physician must decide which breast cancer treatment type is right for you. While you need the input from friends and family the decision should be yours. You should feel confident about the decision you make. Becoming educated to what is available will help your decision-making process.

Better treatment over the last decade has slashed breast cancer death rates in the United States and Britain drastically. Early detection and diagnosis is the key to effective treatment. Breast cancer can be treated with easy when tumors are small at initial stages.

Chemotherapy: Drugs and medicines are used which restrict or stop cancer cell growth. These medicines may also reduce the size of the lumps and tumors. Some medicines even kill the tumours.

Obviously the goal of treatment is to completely remove the cancer and prevent it from coming back. This may involve more than one type of treatment. The mainstay of breast cancer treatment is surgery, with possible chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

There is no easy solution, but there are millions of breast cancer survivors who have returned to happy normal lives. Take the time to educate yourself and make an informed decision to join those survivors.

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