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Know Your Treatment Options

New research and advanced technology gives women with early-stage breast cancer treatment choices beyond mastectomy and whole breast radiation.

The most significant advances include:

  • Lumpectomy (removing the cancer instead of removing the breast) PLUS radiation therapy (to prevent the cancer from coming back)
  • Sentinel node biopsy (to determine if cancer has spread)
  • Chemoprevention (the use of drugs, vitamins, or other agents to try to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence)
  • Partial breast radiation