Treatments for Breast Cancer

Below is a listing of treatments, therapies, and surgeries for breast cancer. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Nerlynx (Neratinib)

    Overview
    Nerlynx is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as adjuvant (post-surgery) treatment for adults with early-stage breast cancer in which HER2 is overexpressed or ampli... read more

  • Neulasta (Pegfilgrastim)

    Overview

    Neulasta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower the risk of developing infections after receiving chemotherapy or some types of radiation. Neulasta is als... read more

  • Neupogen (Filgrastim)

    Overview
    Neupogen is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent febrile neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells, plus fever). If your white blood cell count is low ... read more

  • Ogivri (Trastuzumab-dkst)

    Overview
    Ogivri is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat breast cancer in cases where tumors overexpress the HER2 protein. Ogivri is also known by its drug name, Trast... read more

  • Perjeta (Pertuzumab)

    Overview
    Perjeta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic breast cancer in cases where tumors overexpress the HER2 protein and chemotherapy or anti-HER2 the... read more

  • Pertuzumab

    Overview
    Pertuzumab is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic breast cancer in cases where tumors overexpress the HER2 protein and chemotherapy or anti-HER2 ... read more

  • Radiation Therapy

    Overview
    Radiation therapy helps prevent the return or spread of cancer. It is most frequently used after surgery, especially lumpectomy. If you hav... read more

  • Reconstructive Surgery

    Overview
    Many women choose reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or bilateral... read more

  • Sentinel node biopsy

    Overview
    Sentinel node biopsy is the surgical removal of one or more lymph nodes for testing. It is a diagnostic procedure performed in order to determine whether breast cancer has developed the ability to spr... read more

  • Tamoxifen

    Overview
    Tamoxifen is a prescription drug first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1977 to treat breast cancer. Tamoxifen was later also approved to prevent breast cancer. Tamoxifen is commo... read more

  • Trastuzumab

    Overview
    Trastuzumab is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic breast cancer in cases where tumors overexpress the HER2 protein and one or more chemotherapy ... read more

  • Tykerb (Lapatinib)

    Overview
    Tykerb is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 to treat metastatic breast cancer in combination with Capecitabine in cases where tumors overexpress the HER2 p... read more

  • Verzenio (Abemaciclib)

    Overview
    Verzenio is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Verzenio may be prescribed in combination with Faslodex (Fulvestrant),... read more

  • Xeloda (Capecitabine)

    Overview
    Xeloda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic breast cancer. Xeloda may be prescribed either as monotherapy (on its own) in cases resistant to pa... read more

  • Zarxio (Filgrastim-sndz)

    Overview
    Zarxio is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat febrile neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells, plus fever). If you have neutropenia caused by chemotherapy ... read more

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