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Breast Cancer Treatment

Treatment for breast cancer depends on the  and type of the disease based on pathology results. Tumor  testing and genetic testing can provide additional clues about which treatments may work best for your cancer. For people with or advanced cancer, these additional tests are usually recommended.

Standard treatment may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy. Some people may also benefit from treatment with immunotherapies or targeted therapies. Clinical trials may be available for any  of cancer.

People diagnosed with breast cancer who test positive for an in the genes below may have different treatment recommendations or options depending on their gene mutation. 

Genes Linked to Breast Cancer

Make sure that you receive a copy of your cancer test results, including your pathology report and your . Ask your doctor to explain your diagnosis, test results and treatment options in terms that you can understand. This will allow you to work with your doctor to choose the best treatment for you.   

See below for more information on each of these breast cancer treatment topics. 

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More Information on Breast Cancer Treatment

Stages & Subtypes

Treatment for breast cancer depends on the  and type based on pathology results. Learn about how doctors determine the  and subtype of breast cancers.

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Standard Therapies

Standard treatment for breast cancer may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy.

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Genetic & Testing

Tumor  testing and genetic testing can provide additional clues about which treatments may work best for your cancer.

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Targeted & Immunotherapies

Tageted therapies are designed to attack or kill cancer cells, while sparing normal cells as much as possible. Immunotherapies are cancer treatments that help the body’s immune system detect and attack cancer cells. 

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