Breast Cancer Treatment



1. Breast cancer treatment is common.

True
Breast cancer is a disease that affects hundreds of thousands of American women each year. Seeking treatment is very important. Support groups can be found online. These groups can be a great way to share stories, advice, and information on this disease. It is very important for women to have others to share pain, happiness, and fears with. Having a support system is a vital part of the recovery process.


2. Getting breast cancer treatment early affects the likeliness of being cured.

True
Breast cancer stages help doctors determine the best treatment and the likeliness of how effective it will be. Breast self-examinations should be performed regularly. This disease is usually detected by mammograms or self-examinations. Routine check-ups at home and with the doctor can be important in early detection. Although it may sound frightening, finding cancer and seeking treatment early can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.


3. Breast cancer treatment is limited.

False
Breast cancer can be defeated in many ways. Some of the most common treatments include surgery, mastectomy, radiation, drugs, chemo therapy and more. Some of these options will affect the body more than others. Some side effects may include the loss of hair and depression, depending on the chosen remedy. The Internet has an abundance of information to start research on this topic. The local library will also be able to offer materials that can assist an individual in dealing with cancer and the available options. A doctor or physician will be able to help the patient decide which option is best.


4. Most factors that affect breast cancer can be controlled.

False
Factors such as age and genetics cannot be modified. However, risks can possibly be reduced. Regular exercise, controlling weight and avoiding alcoholic beverages are a few ways to reduce the risk.


5. This disease, among others, is something that people can pray about.

True
Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


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