Do I need chemo for Stage 1 breast cancer? Chemotherapy is not usually offered for stage 1 breast tumours. It may be offered after surgery (called adjuvant therapy) for these tumours if there is a high risk that the cancer will come back (recur). Find out more about the risk of breast cancer recurrence and adjuvant therapy.
Which stage of breast cancer is curable? Stage 3 breast cancer is considered a locally advanced but curable cancer.
At what stage of breast cancer is chemotherapy used? Typically, if you have early-stage breast cancer, you’ll undergo chemotherapy treatments for three to six months, but your doctor will adjust the timing to your circumstances. If you have advanced breast cancer, treatment may continue beyond six months.
What are the 5 different types of treatments for breast cancer?
- Surgery. An operation where doctors cut out cancer tissue.
- Chemotherapy. Using special medicines to shrink or kill the cancer cells.
- Hormonal therapy.
- Biological therapy.
- Radiation therapy.