Pillars of treatment
Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and targeted agents (biologic therapy). The combination of these treatments, and which one goes first or last is to be decided by your oncologist.
Recent advancements in treating breast cancer
With the discovery of monoclonal antibodies that hit breast cancer cells if they carry the receptors that fit these monoclonal antibodies. Many of these biologic therapies have been discovered in the last few years and showed very acceptable positive results such as Herceptin ( Trastuzumab), Pertuzumab, and Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors such as Lapatinib.
Role of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is essential for every stage of breast cancer. It helps support your conventional medical treatment, support your immune system, and reduce the chances of recurrence in many patients. One example of this is using Hawthorne natural ingredients for supporting the heart muscle to avoid toxicity of chemotherapy ( such as Adriamycin) or some targeted agents such as Herceptin.