Breast cancer is one of the most striking conditions a woman can have. However, it is also one of the types of cancer with the highest survival rate. It all depends on how early it is diagnosed and how prompt treatment options are started for the patient. The sooner you get diagnosed, the better your prognosis will be. Most people think cancer treatment is just a surgical procedure followed by chemotherapy, but as you will see in this article, there are many different approaches and treatment options according to each type of cancer and its extent.
After diagnosing cancer, your doctor might consider starting one of these treatment options with you:
It is one of the surgical procedures to treat cancer. Lumpectomy is a surgery in which only the tumor is taken out, not the whole breast. The surgeon additionally takes out the surrounding tissue, which is called the margin of the tumor. According to the most recent guidelines, lumpectomy with whole-breast irradiation may be a suitable option for most patients, even in stage II of invasive breast cancer. However, margins should be analyzed, and if there’s a positive involvement that would increase the risk of tumor recurrence.