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Treatments for Breast carcinoma

Treatment List for Breast carcinoma

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Breast carcinoma includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Surgery
    • Lumpectomy
    • Lumpectomy with radiation combination
    • Surgical biopsy - sometimes a biopsy is combined with a lumpectomy
    • Segmental mastectomy - remove a part of the breast
    • Radical mastectomy - also "Halsted radical mastectomy"; removal of breast, chest muscles, underam lymph nodes, and other skin or fat; now rarely used unless cancer has spread to chest muscles
    • Modified radical mastectomy - removal of breast, underarm lymph nodes and often chest muscle lining (but not the actual muscles)
    • Simple mastectomy
    • Subcutaneous mastectomy - nipple-saving mastectomy
    • Axillary lymph node dissection - surgical underarm lymph node removal
    • Breast reconstruction surgery - because of mastectomy; often done with the mastectomy; can also be done later
  • Chemotherapy - often used in combination with surgery +/- radiotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy
    • Hormone inhibition medications - tamoxifen, letrazole
    • Surgical ovary removal
  • Biological therapy
    • Herceptin® (trastuzumab) - a monoclonal antibody blocking HER-2
  • Adjuvant therapy - getting additional chemotherapy or hormone therapy after surgery or radiation
  • Neoadjuvant therapy - additional chemotherapy or hormone therapy before surgery or radiation
  • Breast prosthesis - an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy
  • Local recurrence can be treated with a mastectomy if a lumpectomy was originally performed. Regional breast recurrence is rare. Treatment may include a combination of surgery, medication, and radiation
  • Bisphosphonates - for management of bony metasteses from breast cancer

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Breast carcinoma:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Breast carcinoma include:

  • Methotrexate
  • Rheumatrex
  • Trexal
  • Apo-Methotrexate
  • Ratio-Methotrexate
  • Ledertrexate
  • Texate
  • Trixilem

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