The type of treatment recommended to you will depend on the type of metastatic breast cancer and where it has spread. While there is considerable variation in type of treatment offered for metastatic breast cancer, treatments may include:
Reading about the treatment types can help you speak with your doctors, understand your options and prepare a list of questions to ask.
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Conference for people affected by metastatic breast cancer
People often use complementary therapies to manage side effects and to improve wellbeing but discuss these with your treatment team first
Chemotherapy through a drip or in a tablet is common to control or slow metastatic breast cancer, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life
Drug treatments for early breast cancer may be recommended before surgery. This is called neoadjuvant therapy and has multiple benefits
Hormone-blocking therapies may be used in treatment. Understand which type is right for you, how it works, and possible side effects
If you choose alternative therapies that are unproven, instead of conventional breast cancer treatment, discuss this with your doctor
About 70 to 80 per cent of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive. Find out about treatment and support