Determine the size of the stage, growth and other characteristics of the tumor treatment. Treatment may include surgery, medication (hormone therapy and chemotherapy), radiation and / or immunotherapy. surgical removal of the tumor provides the greatest benefit only surgical treatment is able to produce in many cases. Increased likelihood of long-term disease-free survival, some chemotherapy, often in combination with surgery. Most forms of chemotherapy kill cells that divide rapidly throughout the body, and as a result of temporary hair loss and digestive disturbances. Radiation may be added to all cancer cells in the breast caused by the operation, which is usually enough to survive anything, even though the radiation exposure of the heart can lead to heart failure have been missed in the future to kill. Some breast cancers are sensitive to hormones such as estrogen and / or progesterone, which allows you to treat them by blocking the action of these hormones.
Forecast and survival varies greatly depending on the type of cancer and staging. With the best treatment depends on the setting, the 5-year survival ranges from 98% to 23 overall survival by 85%.
Worldwide, breast cancer is 22.9% of all non-melanoma skin cancer in women. In 2008, breast cancer caused 458,503 deaths worldwide (13.7% of cancer deaths in women) . Breast cancer is more than 100 times more common in women than breast cancer in men, although men are generally worse results because of a delay in diagnosis.