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This section describes treatments for breast cancer, including when they are used, how they are given, and possible side effects.
A general overview of treatment for breast cancer
Read about the different types of surgery, and their benefits and disadvantages
Find out about chemotherapy for breast cancer, treatment and side effects
Learn about trastuzumab (Herceptin®), a drug sometimes used to treat breast cancer, including when it is recommended and possible side effects
Find out about follow-up appointments you'll have after treatment for breast cancer
Find out about the specialists who plan breast cancer treatment and how they decide which treatments are best for each woman
Get information about radiotherapy for breast cancer
This section explains what hormonal therapies are, when they are given to women with breast cancer, and what side effects they may cause
Understand why clinical trials are carried out and what happens if you are asked to take part in a trial
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