Adult Acne: Blasting Zits Into Oblivion

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Learn about Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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When you get that diagnosis, it can turn your whole world upside down. You may start worrying about things you've never worried about before. It can change the whole way you view your life. In the middle of dealing with all the emotions, you also need to work with your cancer care team to decide on the best course of treatment for you. You want to be as informed as possible, so you feel more confident as you make the decisions that lie ahead of you. This article will help provide you with more information about some available treatment options that may end up being right for you, as well as other information you'll want to be aware of. 

There are a number of possible treatments 


There are two types of surgery that are used to treat breast surgery. The type that's available to you will depend on important factors, such as the size of the affected area and how aggressive the cancer appears to be. 

Lumpectomy -  A lumpectomy is done by removing the lump while leaving the surrounding tissue in place. 

Mastectomy - A mastectomy is a way of treating cancer that involves the removal of the breast. 


Chemotherapy will target and destroy cancerous cells. Chemo is done by injecting the cancer-killing drugs by way of an IV. An IV is an intravenous line where a soft and flexible tube is put into your vein, then the drugs will go into your vein through this tube. 

Radiation therapy 

Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer. Radiation therapy can be an important part of the treatment plan for a cancer patient because it can help to rid the body of so many cancer cells. 

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy can be used to slow or stop the progression of cancer cells that are hormone sensitive. This therapy does this by preventing the body from producing hormones that would be problematic. 


Now, you have a bit more information to go on when you are discussing your breast cancer treatment with your cancer care team. It's a good idea to write down any questions you have, so you don't forget to ask them the next time you meet with your cancer care team. The better informed you are, the more confident you can be that you are making the right decisions regarding your treatment options.


31 August 2022