After being diagnosed with breast cancer, you and your medical oncologist/surgeon/radiation oncologist will make a treatment plan. The treatment plan may involve one or more specific treatments to target the cancer cells in different ways. The goal is to treat the current cancer and to prevent cancer from growing again.
Treatments may consist of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The choice and sequence of treatment options will depend on your particular situation. Most treatments are done as an outpatient, although there may be some situations where you may require a hospital stay. If you require radiation, you will be referred to an offsite cancer centre for this part of your treatment.
Preparing for your visit
What to expect
- Discussion with your surgeon, medical oncologist or radiation oncologist about the treatment options available for you and what treatments are most appropriate based on the characteristics of your cancer, your life, work, and preference.
Learn more about your treatment from:
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canadian Cancer Society (publications)
- CancerCareManitoba (side effects, other languages)