Treating Breast Cancer

If you have cancer you should be assigned a multidisciplinary team (MDT) – a team of specialists who work together to provide the best treatment and care.

The main treatments for breast cancer are:treating breast cancer

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Biological therapy (targeted therapy)

You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it’s at.

Breast cancer diagnosed at screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment. Your healthcare team will discuss with you which treatments are most suitable.

Choosing the Right Treatment for You

When deciding what treatment is best for you, your doctors will consider:

  • The stage and grade of your cancer (how big it is and how far it’s spread)
  • Your general health
  • Whether you’ve experienced the menopause

You should be able to discuss your treatment with your care team at any time and ask questions.

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Source: NHS UK