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This section describes treatments for breast cancer, including when they are used, how they are given, and possible side effects.
Get information on treatments used for men are similar to those used for breast cancer in women
Find out about how radiotherapy is often used after surgery for breast cancer
Get information on chemotherapy, which may be given before an operation to shrink the cancer or after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer coming back
Find out about Herceptin, which is the most common hormonal therapy used for breast cancer in men
Breast cancer in men is rare so it isn't possible to run large trials to study the effects of treatments
Get information about mastectomies and after surgery care
Find out how to lower the risk of lymphoedema (swelling of the arm or hand) developing
Get information on hormonal therapies, which are one of the main treatments for breast cancer in men
Get information on what to expect after treatment for breast cancer in men
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