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Treatments

Surgery

Surgery

Breast cancer surgery involves the surgical removal of a breast tumour and a portion of the surrounding normal tissue to prevent its spread to the other parts of the body.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a localised treatment, which uses high energy beam of X-rays to destroy cancer cells in specific parts of the body. It can be used to treat primary cancer or advanced cancer.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

All normal cells in your body divide and grow all the time in an ordered and controlled way. However, cancer cells divide and grow in a disordered and uncontrolled way. Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells by getting in the way of their ability to divide and grow.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy is another form of systemic therapy. It is designed to either lower the level of oestrogen in your body or to stop the oestrogen from stimulating the cancer cells.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a type of breast cancer treatment which involves targeting cellular processes to stop the Targeted therapy is a type of breast cancer treatment, which involves targeting cellular processes to stop the growth of cancer cells.

  • FRACS
  • Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand
  • Health Central Coast
  • Health Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Gosford Private Hospital
  • Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
  • Maitland Private Hospital
  • Brisbane Water Private Hospital
  • Berkeley Vale Private Hospital