Treating breast cancer

Treatment regimes for breast cancer are dependent on a number of factors and will vary according to these factors and the stage of the cancer. Each woman’s situation and cancer is different. For this reason, we caution women about comparing their treatment with that of others.

The aim of breast cancer treatment is:

  1. To remove the breast cancer
  2.  Destroy any cancer cells that may remain in the breast. and surrounding area
  3.  Destroy any cancer cells that may have spread outside the breast.

Breast cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapies. It may also include a targeted therapy for a particular type of breast cancer (HER2 positive breast cancer)

A useful website for more information about these treatment options is Cancer Australia .

If you would like to discuss your treatment please contact one of our Breast Care Nurses on 9324 3703.