Stage 3 breast cancer is cancer that has moved from the early stages to a more advanced stage. These cases of breast cancer most likely were not caught early on or spread too quickly for the early treatments to work. (Most standard chemotherapy works remarkably poorly.)
In stage 3, the breast cancer is invasive.
The tumor has grown to larger than 5 cm in size and the cancerous cells have also spread to the lymph nodes under the arms. This stage of cancer also includes any inflammatory cancer and any cancer that is attached to the walls of the chest or the ribs.
Stage 3 of breast cancer has 3 subcategories:
Treatment for stage 3 breast cancer is almost always a mastectomy - even though the cancer has spread so that this surgery will not deal with the cancer. Part or all of the breast tissue is removed as well as the lymph nodes.
After this surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are used to fight any remaining cancerous cells. Other treatment options include endocrine and targeted/biologic therapies.
Cancer that reaches stage 3 requires treatments that focus on the entire body and not just the areas that the cancer had been found.
Systemic therapy is used to kill cancerous cells wherever they have spread throughout the body. Chemotherapy, biological therapy, and hormonal therapy are all types of systemic treatments that may be used.
It is most important when undergoing extensive chemotherapy and other conventional therapy to also use powerful natural cancer fighters and immune system boosters to fight the cancer in yet another way. They will also help your deal with the poisoning from the toxins in chemotherapy.
The survival rates of women with stage 3 breast cancer are obviously not as high as the early stages of breast cancer (0-2). However, they will be much much higher if you are also using effective natural supplements to support your body and to fight your cancer in as many ways as possible.
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