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The treatment and management of breast cancer may include medications, lifestyle changes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, or surgery.

The goals of treatment are to kill the cancer cells and prevent tumors from recurring in the same (or other) locations.

Treatment involves the following:

References:

American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed January 31, 2006.

Detailed guide: breast cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org. Accessed January 31, 2006.

Last reviewed September 2012 by Mohei Abouzied, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


 
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