Consult your doctor as soon as you notice any typical symptoms. A mammogram will detect and label any growths that pose a risk. However, if cancer is discovered early, if possible before stage 3, it can be cured in 9 out of 10 cases.
A number of treatments may be offered singly or in combination:
- Surgery: the breast is totally or partially removed to eradicate the cancer cells. This is known as a total or partial mastectomy,
- Chemotherapy: administration of a drug to destroy cancer cells by injection into the veins or by taking medication,
- Radiotherapy: the cancer cells are destroyed by rays,
- Hormone therapy: administration of drugs to reduce the level of hormones in the blood and slow down or stop the development of cancer cells,
- Targeted therapy: injection of a drug to reduce the Her2 protein which plays an important role in the development of cancer cells.