7. Combination Therapy
When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, a more aggressive treatment may be required. This method consists in a combination of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy. The goal is to rid the body of all the cancerous cells. The drugs will travel throughout the bloodstream to different locations to destroy the cancerous cells. Sometimes referred to adjuvant therapy, the various medications are given in addition to surgery. It can be overwhelming and tiresome to undergo such an aggressive protocol. Discussing your feelings and preference with your oncologist team is crucial.