Stage 0 Treatment Options

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Treatment Options STAGE 0

There is no evidence of cancer cells breaking out of the part of the breast in which they started or of getting through to or invading neighboring normal tissue.

Treatment to the Breast

total mastectomy (radiation after mastectomy rarely needed)


lumpectomy plus radiation


lumpectomy alone (with or without internal radiation -- only for a limited subset of women)

Treatment to the Lymph Nodes

none required


usually none required

Hormonal Therapy

hormonal therapy used for people with hormone-receptor-positive cancer

Targeted Therapy

no current role

Treatment to Other Parts of the Body

does not apply

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