Chemotherapy in breast cancer
It is probably the most popular treatment, but as you have seen in this article, it is not the only one, and it is definitely not the first-line option in every case of breast cancer. When patients require chemotherapy, it is usually administered with 2 or more agents instead of only one. This is particularly the case of life-threatening disease and severe complications that would have a clinical benefit that is higher than the risks. Sometimes, cytotoxic chemotherapy is combined with a special type of drug called targeted chemotherapeutic agents, but it all depends on the patient, the stage of cancer, and whether or not this patient has a previous history of exposure to the drug.