Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Stage 4 breast cancer is a horrible thing to hear. In this stage, cancer cells have been happening metastasis to distant body. It seems incurable but still there is a possibility to cure. The good news is although the cancer cells has metastases in lung or other part of the body, it is still considered as breast cancer, not lungs, or brain cancer. The drugs which are used also still breast cancer drugs. There are several cases also that women with this stage can live longer. Metastatic breast cancer network has written that no one dies because of breast cancer which left in breast. What threatens life is because metastasis attack vital organ of the body.
Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Stage 3 breast cancer is worse than stage 2. The cancer cell is invasive, but this is not being considered as metastasis. In this phase, cancer has extended and invades to lymph nodes underarm and under collar bones. However, the tumor has not spread to distant organ of the body, and the size is quite big. Although the cell is invasive, the survival rate is still available; even there are survival women from this stage. The information about this stage will be explained more below
Stage 2 Breast Cancer
Stage 2 breast cancer sounds like nightmare for the patient. Seems like hopeless and suffer from heavy disease. Although in this phase, cancer cell almost reach lymph nodes, this phase cannot be said as metastasis and still included in early breast cancer. With good treatment, patient can continue their life and the chance of survive is still high. There is little information about stage 2 breast cancer, the symptoms, and forbidden food, treatment and survival rates of this phase.
Stage 1 Breast Cancer
When someone is diagnosed for suffering stage 1 breast cancer, she will be shocked and feel fear. Feel that her world will be end, afraid of die. But doesn’t worry, detecting breast cancer as early as possible make your survival chance higher. Early stage breast cancer can be successfully treated into cure. Staging of a cancer is just an aspect of your diagnosis, after that you will have another test before you have a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. To get proper treatments, you have to know signs of early breast cancer and types of the first stage.
Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Breast cancer Chemotherapy ,or people call it “chemo”, is the using of medical substance to kill cancer cells which are spread to distant organ. This medical substance can be inserted through intravena infusion, injection or as form of pills or liquid. Chemo is a systemic therapy, in the other words, it influenced other body because it is injected and spread through bloodstream. Chemotherapy is used to treat:early-stage invasive breast cancer, to clean remnants cancer cells after surgery, to diminish the peril of the coming back of cancer and advanced-stage breast cancer and to destroy or damage the cancer cells as much as possible. Main medicine for chemo are; Fluorouracil, Epirubicin (5FU), Methotrexate, Mitozantrone, Mitomycin, Doxorubicin, Docetaxel (Taxotere), Gemcitabine (Gemzar), and Cyclophosphamide.