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Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body, and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals decide on the best treatment and care for you.

Treatment options

The type of treatment you have for breast cancer will depend on the stage of your cancer. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. 

Surgery for breast cancer

Find out about the different types of surgery for breast cancer, how to prepare for your operation, and how to recover well.

Radiotherapy for breast cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out about planning radiotherapy for breast cancer, having treatment, and possible side effects.

Chemotherapy for breast cancer

Read about when, where and how you have chemotherapy for breast cancer, and how to cope with the possible side effects.

Hormone therapy

Hormones can stimulate breast cancer cells to grow. Hormone therapy blocks or lowers the amount of hormones in the body.

Targeted cancer drugs

Targeted cancer drugs work by targeting the differences in cancer cells that help them to grow and survive. Find out about having targeted drugs for breast cancer.

Follow up appointments

Get information about follow up appointments after treatment for breast cancer and the tests you might have.

If your cancer comes back after treatment

Find out about treatment and where to get support if your breast cancer comes back.

Treatment for advanced cancer

Find out about the different types of treatment you might have when breast cancer has spread or come back.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK breast cancer research and clinical trials, and how you can take part.

Last reviewed: 
19 Sep 2017

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