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Multi-Modality Therapy  

What is multi-modality therapy?

A modality of therapy is a type of treatment, such as:

Surgery
Radiation therapy
Hormonal therapy
Chemotherapy
Biological therapy

Multi-modality therapy for cancer is the use of more than one modality of treatment, administered either at the same time or sequentially.

Purposes of multi-modality therapy for breast cancer are to:

Remove the tumor in the breast
Prevent recurrence (re-occurrence) of the tumor in the chest area
Prevent spread of the tumor to other parts of the body
Eliminate cancer cells that may have already spread to the chest area and/or other parts of the body

Examples of multi-modality therapy for breast cancer include:

Surgery and radiation therapy
Surgery and hormonal therapy
Surgery and chemotherapy
Surgery and biological therapy
Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy
Surgery, hormonal therapy, and chemotherapy
Surgery, hormonal therapy, and biological therapy
Surgery, chemotherapy, and biological therapy
Surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy


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