Facts of Life for a cancer patient

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Learn all you can

Take time to learn all you can about your breast cancer and your treatment options. Don’t let anyone pressure you into making a decision before you are ready.

Talk with your doctor and make a plan. Bring a friend or family member with you to appointments.

Don’t be afraid to get a second opinion.

Know the types of treatment

Treatment for breast cancer includes some combinations of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and or targeted therapy. The goal of treating breast cancer is to remove the cancer and keep it from returning.

Types of Surgery


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