Systemic Treatment


What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy concerns the use of special cytotoxic drugs to treat cancers by either killing the cancer cells or slowing their growth.

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Endocrine Therapy

Endocrine therapies are drugs used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Around two-thirds of breast cancers are hormone receptor positive, which means that they need female hormones (oestrogen and/or progesterone) to grow and reproduce. Most women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer will be offered hormone therapy.

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Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapies are drugs used to treat certain types of cancer cells. Targeted therapies are sometimes called biological therapies.

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  • Westmed Breast Cancer Institute
  • Breast Care Surgeons of Australia New Zealand
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Woolongong
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • prime wales hospital
  • BreastScreen Australia