6. Targeted therapy
Unlike chemotherapy, targeted therapy focuses on the specific genes, proteins, and tissues that are affected. Further, the method not only blocks the growth of cancerous cells and prevents them from spreading, but it also does limit collateral damage to any surrounding healthy cells. Testing may be required to determine the exact target of the tumor as they may be numerous. Advanced targeted treatments, which zoom in on the molecular level of cancer, are becoming more available. Make an appointment with your family doctor to talk about targeted therapies as they are given to both confined breast cancer and metastatic tumors.