Treatment of breast cancer

There are different treatments available for breast cancer which can be combined where necessary. Depending on the size and location of the tumour and the degree to which it has spread, it may be treated with:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy or hormone therapy
  • Radiotherapy

The usual treatment consists firstly of surgery, followed by chemotherapy and, if necessary, radiotherapy. Chemotherapy may be given before the operation to reduce the size of the tumour so the surgery does not need to be so aggressive.

After the operation, by analysing the tumour through a biopsy, the specialist team will decide what postsurgical treatment you need.