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Treatment for breast cancer

There are many different types of treatment for breast cancer. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.


There are a number of treatment options depending on the type and stage of your breast cancer, and your own needs.

Some treatments include:

Surgery

Surgery can either be breast-conserving surgery such as a lumpectomy (removal of the lump within the breast tissue) or a mastectomy (removal of the entire breast). To find out if the breast cancer has spread to axillary (underarm) lymph nodes, one or more of these lymph nodes will be removed and looked at under the microscope. This is an important part of figuring out the stage (extent) of the cancer. Lymph nodes may be removed either as part of the surgery to remove the breast cancer or as a separate operation.1

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy is 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 women.2

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Treatment at Icon

Icon centres offer a range of breast cancer treatments to ensure a personalised treatment plan for every patient. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapies and access to clinical trials.

Visit our treatments page to find out more information about the range of treatment methods and technology available at Icon

Our research centre at Icon offers Australia the largest private clinical trials program in cancer research. Clinical trials specific to breast cancer research can be found here.

Icon’s collaborative approach to clinical trial research not only enables continual advancement and breakthroughs in breast cancer research, but also ensures the most up to date treatment options are available to all patients regardless of health insurance.

Our specialists utilise the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Icon centres offer a range of breast cancer treatments to ensure a personalised treatment plan for every patient. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and access to clinical trials.

References

For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Surgery for breast cancer. (2016). American Cancer Society. Retrieved on 18th December 2018 from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/surgery-for-breast-cancer.html
  2. Chemotherapy for breast cancer. (2017). American Cancer Society. Retrieved on 18th December 2018 from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer.html

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