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  • 1. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. That changed cell gains the ability to keep dividing without control or order, producing more cells just like it and forming a tumor. Breast cancer originates most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Click Here For A Breast Cancer Story Instant Access Now! Now, what is breast cancer treatment chemo? Breast cancer chemotherapy refers to the use of cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of breast cancer. Women with breast cancer may have chemotherapy before surgery to shrink the cancer. This is known as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. Or they may also have chemotherapy after surgery if doctors think there is a risk of the cancer coming back. This is known as adjuvant chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs are usually given to you as an outpatient, either by injection into a vein or as tablets. In many cases, a combination of two or more medicines will be used as chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The commonly used chemotherapy drugs include cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, 5- fluorouracil (5FU), methotrexate (MTX), paclitaxel, doxorubicin, and docetaxel. Other drugs may also be used. As for chemotherapy combinations, the most common are FEC, which constitutes 5FU, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide; AC, which constitutes doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide; CMF, comprised of cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and 5FU; E-CMF, which adds epirubicin to the original CMF components; and FEC- T, which is comprised of the original FEC components plus docetaxel.
  • 2. Breast cancer treatment chemo destroys cancer cells because the medicines target rapidly dividing cells. Since chemotherapy produces a number of side effects, it is best that you and your doctor weight the benefits versus the side effects when deciding on a chemotherapy regimen. Click Here For A Breast Cancer Story Instant Access Now!