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Breast Cancer Treatments - Breast Health Articles

Library Articles: Breast Cancer Treatments

  • Breast Cancer Recurrence - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) points out that although many breast cancer patients are cured, the disease can recur, even many years later.
  • Care During Your Treatment - Taking an active role in your care during (and after) your breast cancer treatment can speed your recovery and improve your quality of life.
  • Complementary Care During Your Cancer Treatment - The National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), also referred to as integrative medicine, as: "including a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies.
  • Emotional Issues During Your Treatment - Cancer is a major challenge in any woman's life. It has an impact on you and everyone who cares about you. No one should try to bear it alone.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has put together a series of questions to ask your physician about diagnosising and treating cancer.
  • Nutrition During Your Cancer Treatment - Cancer treatment is designed to destroy or remove cancer cells from your body. You can fortify your body as it fights off cancer by eating a nutritious, balanced diet.
  • Pain Management During Cancer Treatment - Although cancer pain cannot always be relieved completely, therapy can lessen pain in most patients, says the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
  • Pain Management Options - Pain management begins with drug therapy. This can be effective, relatively low risk, inexpensive, and fast acting, according to the NCI.
  • Planning Your Breast Cancer Treatment - Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer want to learn all they can about their disease and their treatment choices so that they can take an active part in decisions about their medical care.
  • Preventative Care - Familiarity with your body is key to preventative breast health.
  • Prostheses Services - Breast prostheses are designed to look and feel the same as your own body. The prosthesis should be weighed to balance your body and anchor in your bra.
  • Questions to Ask About Cancer Surgery - If you are considering surgery, here are some questions from the NCI that you may want to ask your physician.
  • Questions to Ask About Chemotherapy - If you are considering chemotherapy, here are some questions from the NCI that you may want to ask your physician.
  • Questions to Ask About Clinical Trials - If you are considering taking part in a clinical trial, here are some questions from the NCI that you may want to ask your physician.
  • Questions to Ask About Hormonal Therapy - If you need hormonal therapy, here are some questions from the NCI that you may want to ask your physician.
  • Questions to Ask About Radiation Therapy - If you are considering radiation therapy, here are some questions from the NCI that you may want to ask your physician.
  • Your Treatment Options - Through great advances in medical technology, women with breast cancer now have more treatment options and hope for survival than ever before.
  • Your Treatment Options: Chemotherapy - Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Drugs are taken intravenously (injected in a vein) or by mouth.
  • Your Treatment Options: Clinical Trials - Clinical trials are research studies conducted by scientists who have reason to believe that a particular new breast cancer treatment is better than other treatments.
  • Your Treatment Options: Hormonal Therapy - Some breast cancers feed on hormones to grow. Hormonal therapy is used to keep cancer cells from getting the hormones they need.
  • Your Treatment Options: Radiation - According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), radiation therapy is the use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and stop them from growing.
  • Your Treatment Options: Surgery - Most women with breast cancer undergo some type of surgery as part of their treatment plan.