If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your doctor will determine the best treatment options based on your type of breast cancer, its stage, whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones, your overall health and your own preferences. Your age, menstrual status, underlying health issues, and personal preferences play a role in this decision-making process, as well. Most women undergo surgery for breast cancer and also receive additional treatment, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation.
There are various options for breast cancer treatment, and you may feel overwhelmed as you make complex decisions about your treatment. The two primary goals of breast cancer treatment are to rid the body of the cancer as completely as possible, and to prevent the cancer from returning.