Targeted therapies are drugs effective in reaching very specific targets, such as proteins or enzymes, which play a role in the cancer cells’ growth.
Treatment for early breast cancer is becoming more tailored and targeted as research is identifying different drugs and when they should be given to achieve the best outcome for each individual.
Targeted therapies are drugs that identify and attack cancer cells while leaving normal cells largely unaffected.
Talk to your doctor about any clinical trials that may be suitable for you.
There are many different types of breast cancer and each one is treated differently. Talking to your treating team for information, advice and support is important.
Some people find the support of others who have breast cancer helpful, as they may share similar experiences. BCNA’s Online Network may help you connect with others in a similar situation.
Read more about immunotherapy and its recommendation on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for triple negative breast cancer.
Visit My Journey, BCNA’s online tool for information tailored to your diagnosis.
Join our Online Network if you think that talking to others online and sharing experiences will help.
Contact BCNA’s Helpline on 1800 500 258 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm AEST Monday to Friday, for information about the services and support that may be available for you and your family.
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During treatment, many people experience pain or discomfort. Discuss options with your GP, specialist or breast care nurse to manage it early