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Best Advice All Ladies Should Know About Breast Cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women.

Nevertheless, receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming. Many questions and concerns may come to mind, including worries about the potential side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Breast cancer treatments

There are several types of treatments for breast cancer. Let’s explore each of them briefly.

Surgery is often one of the first treatment steps for people with breast cancer. Depending on the location and size of a tumor, surgery may remove some breast tissue (breast-conserving surgery) or all of the breast tissue (mastectomy).

Hormone therapy

Some breast cancers have receptors that grow in response to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Hormone therapy aims to block the activity of these receptors, preventing the cancer cells from growing.


Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells throughout your body. It’s typically given intravenously or orally through pills but is occasionally administered directly into the spinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord.

Not everyone who gets breast cancer will need chemotherapy. It’s typically recommended before surgery to shrink a tumor so it can be removed more easily, or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Chemotherapy is also used as a central treatment in people with advanced, metastatic breast cancer that has spread throughout the body.

Complementary and alternative treatments

Some people with breast cancer might be interested in exploring complementary or alternative treatments like vitamins, herbs, acupuncture, and massage.

These treatments are used alongside traditional breast cancer therapies to treat cancer or relieve cancer symptoms and uncomfortable side effects of treatments like chemotherapy. You can explore these treatments at any stage of breast cancer.

Pain management

Breast cancer that spreads to other parts of the body can cause pain, such as bone pain, muscle pain, headaches, and discomfort around the liver. Talk with your doctor about pain management.

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