Treatment for breast cancer is given by cancer specialists (oncologists). Some specialize in surgery, some in radiation therapy and others in chemotherapy (drugs). These doctors work with the person with cancer to decide on a treatment plan.
Treatment plans are designed to meet the unique needs of each person with cancer. Treatment decisions for breast cancer are based on:
Treatment options for breast cancer
Clinical trials investigate better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. There are many clinical trials in Canada that are open to women with breast cancer. For more information, go to clinical trials.