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Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

There are 5 basic types of treatments for breast cancer. Read about surgery types, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted biologic therapies, and follow-up therapies, such as hormone suppression.
  1. Breast Cancer Surgery (17)
  2. Chemotherapy Drugs (16)
  3. Hormone Therapy Drugs (11)
  4. Targeted Biologic Therapies (6)
  5. Radiation Therapy (20)
  6. Chemo Decisions (5)
  7. Music Therapy (1)

Comfort Pillows for Breast Cancer Support - Comfort Pillows
After surgery or during treatment for breast cancer, a little comfort pillow in the right place can make life easier. You can use a comfort pillow to relieve pressure, ease incisions, provide support, or help you sleep. There are many ways to use comfort pillows during and after treatment for breast cancer.

Overview of Breast Cancer Treatment Options
After your breast cancer has been diagnosed, your healthcare team will recommend treatment. There are four standard treatment options for breast cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. Learn about each one, and how a decision on which is right for you is made.

Biological Therapy vs. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
New treatments are available for breast cancer, and they are targeted biologic therapies, and cancer vaccines. These treatments either boost standard therapies or help your body fight cancer with your natural resources.

History of Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer is becoming more survivable - when found early and treated effectively, more of us are surviving this disease. Treatments and detection methods have improved greatly, making the journey through breast cancer more bearable. Find out breast cancer treatments have improved.

Breast Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy
Breast cancer can be safely treated during pregnancy. Surgery and chemotherapy can be done during the last six months of a pregnancy, but be sure you know the risks and discuss your options with your health care team. Radiation and hormone treatment can be given after birth, to prevent recurrence.

Music and Healing
But I do know that until recently, I was missing out on one of the most wonderful opportunities to help in my breast cancer healing. But I do know...

What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer?
Metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage IV, is breast cancer that has traveled from the breast to the bones, brain, liver or lungs. When I

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