Treatments and drugs of Male breast cancer

In order to determine treatment options for male breast cancer, doctors at the stage of cancer, believes that the overall health and the environment. Treatment of male breast cancer, often requiring surgery also can include other treatments.

Survey: The purpose of surgery is to remove the tumor and surrounding breast tissue. Surgery is used to treat male breast cancer include:
  • Lobules, ducts, fatty tissue, nipple and areola and skin strips - between the breasts, the surgeon will remove all breast tissue.
  • Most men with breast cancer is being modified radical mastectomy. In this procedure, the surgeon entire breast and some underarm (axillary), remove the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes, has been tested include whether the cancer cells. Swollen lymph nodes removed the risk of serious arm (lymphedema) increase.
  • When sentinel lymph node biopsy, lymph node doctor identifies the first node is likely to spread to most cancer cells. Lymph nodes are removed for testing and cancer cells. Breast cancer in her lymph nodes are cancer cells, if there is a good chance that you have not spread beyond the breast tissue.
Treatments and drugs of Male breast cancer
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Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy to kill cancer cells using X-rays and other high-energy rays. Male breast cancer from a large machine, your body to radiation during radiation therapy, make sure that the direction of light round the energy to specific points on his chest. Male breast cancer, radiation therapy, breast, can be used to eliminate cancer cells that remain after surgery arm and chest muscles.

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy not only uses drugs to kill cancer cells but also treatment often includes two or more receive a different combination of drugs. These tablets or both arms (intravenous), which can be given through a vein. 

The doctor may recommend chemotherapy after surgery to kill any cancer cells that may spread outside the breast. Chemotherapy can be an option for men with advanced breast cancer has spread beyond the breast.

Hormone therapy: Some breast cancers are dependent on the fuel your body's hormones. Cancer doctor, if you decide to use hormones to grow them, hormone therapy can provide. Most men with breast cancer in men with hormone-dependent tumors. Hormone therapy for breast cancer in humans, often accompanied by drug tamoxifen.

Targeted therapy: The targeted therapy to attack specific abnormalities in cancer cells. Target therapies to attack breast cancer cells: 
  • Some breast cancer cells, cancer cells grow; called the HER2 protein can survive generated. Drugs that target this protein (Herceptin) Trastuzumab and lapatinib (Tykerb) are included.
  • Tumors grow blood vessels to get oxygen and nutrients to help cancer cells survive. The drug bevacizumab (Avastin) is unable to send a signal to cancer cells form new blood vessels.
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