Breast Cancer : Stage 2
Doctors recognize stage 2 when a tumor is smaller than 2 centimeters and has covered 1 to 3 nearby lymph nodes or it has the size of 2 to 5 centimeters and has not spread to lymph nodes. A patient could be needed a combo of surgery with radiation, chemotherapy and hormone surgery.
Selection of Lumpectomy and Mastectomy depends on the size and location of the tumor. Modified radical mastectomy procedure includes removal of the breast in the addition of chest muscles. In the choice of reconstruction, a process could be initiated immediately or after completion of treatment.
Radiation Therapy targets any remaining cancer cells in the chest with lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy is a systematic therapy which targets to kill cancer cells throughout the body, A doctor drugs the patient into veins for some months, Chemotherapy provides multiple varieties of drugs for breast cancer:-
- The variety includes-
- Docetaxel (Taxotere)
- Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
- Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Your Doctor may prescribe the combination of drugs, In TNBC there are many chances to have Chemotherapy, Herceptin may be given in HER+2 breast cancer.
After the completion of all other treatment, the doctor may prescribe continue treatment ER+ and PR+ breast cancers. Medicines as Tamoxifen or Aromatase inhibitors may be prescribed for five years or more to detach cancer affects from roots and prevent any future comeback of cancer.