A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening thing for the over 200,000 women who are diagnosed each year. As of right now, there is no breast cancer cure. However, there are numerous breast cancer treatment options for women. These range from methods that have been around for decades, such as surgery and radiation, to new and upcoming proton radiation therapy. Below is a brief breakdown of the many options available.
Cancer treatment is separated into local treatments or systemic treatment. The difference is simply that local treatment focuses on the exact location of the tumor. Systemic treatments treat the whole system. Your doctor will recommend which to try first.