What to Expect During Treatment
The first goal of your treatment will be to treat the cancerous tumor in the breast itself. Usually, that means you’ll have surgery to remove the tumor and radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Ellis Medicine offers a full range of surgical options from breast-conserving lumpectomy to radical mastectomy with advanced reconstructive surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the best options for you.
Next, your treatment will focus on destroying any cancer cells that may have gone to other parts of your body. If your cancer has spread, chemotherapy delivers medicine to kill cancer wherever it is in your body, and other targeted therapies also attack cancer cells specifically. It’s important to get rid of all cancer cells so it doesn’t come back. Hormone therapy can be used to reduce the risk of the cancer returning.
No matter where you are in your treatment, Ellis Medicine is here to support you and answer any questions you have.