Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women and the second most fatal.
About Breast Cancer
Early-stage breast cancer that has a small tumor confined to the breast is often curable. Sometimes breast cancer is detected at a later stage when the cancer has spread within the breast to lymph nodes or distant organs. In these situations, the cure rate is lower, especially if the cancer has spread to distant organs. Common therapies for breast cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. Whether some, or all of these therapies apply to you, the appropriate sequence of these therapies depends upon the specifics of your individual clinical needs.