Breast Cancer treatment depends on the stage of cancer you have. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and surgery. Early detection and treatment usually lead to a positive outlook.
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.
Just about all forms of treatments for breast cancer can cause some type of side effect.
The average 5-year survival rate for women with invasive breast cancer is 91%. The average 10-year survival rate for women with invasive breast cancer is 84%. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year survival rate of women with breast cancer increases to 99%.
The average cost of breast cancer treatment in India is between USD 6,650 to USD 7,980 including radiotherapy, surgery and investigations. With targeted therapy, the six cycles of chemotherapy may cost you more than USD 26,597.