WHAT IS THE TREATMENT ADVOCATED IN STAGE 2 OF BREAST CANCER?
In stage 2A, the tumour is smaller than 2 centimetres and has spread to nearby lymph nodes. Or it’s between 2 and 5 centimetres and hasn’t spread to lymph nodes. Stage 2B means the tumour is between 2 and 5 centimetres and has spread to nearby lymph nodes. Or it’s larger than 5 centimetres and hasn’t spread beyond the breast. You’ll probably need a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and/or hormone treatment.
Lumpectomy and mastectomy may both be options depending on the size and location of the tumour. A modified radical mastectomy is a removal of the breast including chest muscles. Radiation therapy targets any remaining cancer cells in the chest and/or lymph nodes.
In Chemotherapy, powerful drugs are delivered intravenously over the course of many weeks or months.
After all other treatment is complete, you may benefit from continued treatment for ER+, PR+, and HER2+ breast cancers. Oral medications are generally prescribed for five years.
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