Breast cancer treatment options is based on the type of breast cancer, its stage and grade ,size, and whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones, etc.. Actually, there are many options for breast cancer treatment, and you may feel overwhelmed as you make complex decisions about your treatment. Consider seeking a second opinion from a oncologist in our Kuala Lumpur Office. In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, there are many treatment options for breast cancer patients, below are the common minimally invasive therapies.
Minimally Invasive Therapies for Breast Cancer
Interventional therapy is a mini-invasive therapy performed under the guidance of medical imaging equipment. Interventional therapy has the advantages of small trauma, strong targeting, few side effects, quick recovery, etc, which make it easier for breast cancer patients to accept.
Cryotherapy destroys tumor tissues thoroughly with the principle of “extreme hot & extreme cold.” There is no need to take operation but can get the same effect as resection operation. Cryotherapy has the advantages of few side effects, small trauma, quick recovery, etc..
Natural therapy is a mature and widely used technology for breast tumor. Natural therapy kills tumor cells directly, prevents recurrence and metastases and improves immunity.
Except for the treatments we mentioned above, we also got nanoknife, microwave ablation, gene targeted therapy, thermal therapy, etc., which have the advantages of small trauma, quick recovery, few bleeding and toxic side effects, when compared with traditional breast cancer treatment. Below are the traditional breast cancer treatments, along with their disadvantages.
Traditional breast cancer treatments
An operation remove your breast cancer or both breasts, but the surgery carries a risk of pain, bleeding, infection and arm swelling.
Radiation therapy uses high-powered beams of energy, such as X-rays and protons, to kill cancer cells. Side effects of radiation therapy include fatigue and a red, sunburn-like rash where the radiation is aimed.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Common side effects include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and an increased risk of developing infection.
Hormone therapy is often used to treat breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones. side effects include hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.
Although traditional breast cancer treatments have been widely using for a long time, those toxic side effects brought by them are so severe that most breast cancer patients cannot tolerate. Now, minimally invasive therapy has become the new choice for breast cancer patients.
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