Treatment and Side Effects
Hormone therapy works by lowering the levels of hormones in your body or by stopping their effects. It's possible for your doctor to prescribe a medication outside the uses it's licensed for if they're willing to take personal responsibility for this "off-licence" use of treatment. It can help to talk to someone who's been through the same thing as you. The sentinel lymph nodes are the first lymph nodes that the cancer cells reach if they spread. This is called adjuvant chemotherapy.
Some breast cancers are stimulated to grow by a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 HER2. Page last reviewed: You'll have the treatment in hospital.