The treatment for breast cancer depends on the size, location, extent of the cancer, and the patient’s body condition. At St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisiplinary Team (MDT) will jointly hold a consultation to discuss appropriate treatment options for breast cancer patients, so that to avoid resection and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Surgical Resection: Big Trauma, high risk, easy to have complications, not suitable for advanced breast cancer patient. For some of the breast cancer patients, mastectomy will affect their quality of life.
Radiation and Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy kills normal cells while killing cancer cells, resulting in damage to the immune system, and have toxic side effects such as: hair loss, vomiting, etc. It is not suitable for advanced breast cancer patients.
Interventional therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Cryotherapy: compared with surgery, cryotherapy is associated with lower risks and less complications. little bleeding and quick recovery; few damage to normal tissues and can be performed repeatedly to prevent recurrence of lung cancer.
Particle Implantation: Implanted particles will keep emitting y-ray within the tumor, targeting to the cancer cells accurately; the radiation of seeds to tumor last for 180 days, high accuracy, millimeter minimally invasive; few toxic side effects and complications.
TCM & Western Medicine: Combination of traditional Chinese medicine and minimally invasive techniques can not only kill the cancer cells effectively, but also reduce toxic side effects, lower the rate of cancer recurrence, and greatly improve survival rate.
Modified Radical Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction: Cancer will be surgical removed firstly and then prosthesis implantation and autologous tissue transplantation will be performed to reconstruct a breast according to patients’ condition. The reconstructive breast looks the same as normal breast, which can help women regain confidence.
Tips from oncologist at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou:
Treatments for breast cancer are various, but only by treating it based on the patient’s individualized conditions, breast cancer can be effectively treated and controlled.