There are a number of treatment options depending on the type and stage of your breast cancer, and your own needs.
Some treatments include:
- Radiation therapy for breast cancer – uses radiation to destroy cancer cells, reduce their growth or to relieve symptoms. Radiation therapy treatment is usually used for women who have had breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) and sometimes after a mastectomy
- Chemotherapy – involves the use of anti-cancer drugs. They can be given orally (by mouth) or injected into the body
- Targeted therapies – a more individualised type of therapy which focus specifically on targeting cancer, rather than healthy cells
- Hormone therapy – a form of therapy that can target any cancer cells within the body.2 Depending on the type of breast cancer, hormone therapy may not be suitable for all women2