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Breast Cancer Therapies That You Need to Know

BY: Deena David | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-04-24 22:06:37
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Article Summary: "There are various therapies that are available for cancer and breast cancer is a condition that also needs immediate treatment. Read all about it here..."


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Cancer is a dreaded disease. There are many people who suffer from this disease all over the world. Each person who is affected may have cancer of a different part of the body. Breast cancer is one of the common kinds of cancer that is seen in women. Read all about the breast cancer and the treatment available for this condition.

Causes of breast cancer:

There are various kinds of cancers and there are some specific reasons for some of these cancers. There are also some specific causes of breast cancer that you have to understand.

1. Hormonal imbalance: The hormones in the body of the women go through a lot of changes. These changes can cause the person to develop various kinds of diseases and cancer is one of the diseases that can be seen in women.

2. Irritants: There are some general irritants in the body that can cause breast cancer.

Treatment for breast cancer: The treatment for the cancer of the breast is not very different form the treatment of the cancer of other parts of the body. The cancer can affect the breast and if left untreated, then it can cause metastases to other parts of the body and affect the lungs and also the brain or other tissues. The aim of the doctor is to make sure that the cancer is controlled and the cancer in the breast does not spread to the other parts of the body.

1. Radiation therapy:

The radiation is the use of various radiating elements to try and kill the cells that are abnormal and are causing cancer in the person. This can be very severe in terms if causing side effects for the person. These include effects like nausea and also vomiting.

2. Chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy is also the other name for the use of medicines to kill the cells that are causing the cancer in the person. The cells are killed by cytotoxic drugs which mean that the drugs are toxic for the cells. The toxicity of the drugs causes an abnormal situation and condition for the cancer cells and they are unable to grow and so die. The severity of the drugs that are used for the killing of the cancer causing cells leads to severe side effects. This too can be prevented by using surgery as an option for the treatment of cancer.

3. Surgery:

The surgical intervention is the final push that can be done to remove the cancerous cells from the body. The usual treatment for those who suffer from breast cancer is the surgical removal of the breast. There are various problems associated with this and this includes the psychological trauma that a woman faces when her breasts are removed, but this is usually the only option for women who suffer from breast cancer to prevent the disease from spreading to other organs.

In spite of the treatment, there are many people who do not make it, but the availability of treatment has made many people to survive the disease.

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