Unlike surgery and radiotherapy, which are localized treatments, medical treatments treat the entire body. They are also called “systemic treatments”. They include chemotherapies, hormone therapies and targeted treatments. They are prescribed according to the characteristics of the tumor, in order to reduce the risk of recurrence.Book an appointment
This treatment consists of eliminating cancer cells by means of drugs administered through the veins, and more rarely orally. There are many chemotherapy drugs, which are combined for optimal effect.
Hormone therapy is a treatment that suppresses the stimulating action of sex hormones on cancer cells. It is very effective because breast cancers are particularly sensitive to hormones.
Targeted therapies block tumor growth by interfering with a specific mechanism of the tumor development. They specifically interact with a molecular target that is necessary for tumor growth.