Breast Cancer: Stages and Treatments

Breast Cancer: Stages and Treatments

The existence of ‘breast cancer’ cause fear for most women. Not only because of the merciless ferocity, but also because this cancer often comes suddenly without permission.

But with the increasing awareness of women to conduct routine checks on her breasts. The amount of the death rate from this malignant cancer is increasingly reduced, especially for the patient under 30 years old. However, if it turns out that this malignant cancer has been residing in your body, given the very rapid development of stage 1 to not be saved only takes less than five years. Then you must be willing to perform various tests, examinations and undergo a series of super intensive care. All of this is done so that the wild cell growth rate of cancer’s spread can be known. This is called ‘staging’. There is no need to panic, because of the advances in medical technology is growing day by day; there are many possibilities for you to get away from this deadly disease.

These are the stages of Breast cancer and the treatment:

Stage 1

At this stage, the size of the cancerous lump is not more than 2 cm and cannot be detected from outside. A very systematic treatment will be given at this stage of cancer, the aim for this treatment is that cancer cells can not spread and does not continue to the next stage. At this stage, the chance of full recovery in the patients was 70%.

Stage 2

At this stage, the possibility of cured patients is 30-40% depending on the extent of the spread of the cancer cells. Usually the size of a cancerous lump was more than 2 even up to 5 cm and the diffusion rate was already up to the armpit area. Or it could be the size of the cancer has reached 5 centimeters but has not spread everywhere. We usually needs to perform surgery to remove cancer cells that exist in all parts of the deployment, and after surgery we perform irradiation to ensure that there are no more cancer cells left behind.

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Stage 3A

According to data from the health department, 87% of breast cancers are found at this stadium. Cancerous lump is larger than 5 centimeters and has spread to lymph glands.

Stage 3B

Cancer has spread to all parts of the breast, even reaching the skin, chest wall, ribs and chest muscles. In addition, the spillover has been thoroughly attacked nodes gland. If you are already in this stage, there is no alternative other than breast removal.

Stage 4

The cancer cells has spread to other parts of the body, usually the bones, lungs, liver or brain. It could also attack the skin, lymph glands in the neck. Similar to the stage 3, actions that must be done is removal of the breast.