Treatment of breast cancer often involves a bewildering range of treatment modes, from Surgery to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and sometimes, targeted therapy and hormonal therapy. Not everyone will need all of these or suitable for all these treatment.
Your doctor will need to examine your cancer characteristics and recommend the best combination of treatment and their sequence!
In the treatment of breast cancer, radiotherapy is used mainly in 2 settings: performed as part of a treatment intended to cure the patient “curative setting” or as a mean of relieving symptoms in patients where the disease cannot be totally eradicated, i.e. “palliative setting”
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