Chemotherapy chemo uses anti-cancer drugs that may be given intravenously injected into your vein or by mouth. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells in most parts of the body. Occasionally, chemo may be given directly into the spinal fluid which surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Not all women with breast cancer will need chemo, but there are several situations in which chemo may be recommended:.
Breast Cancer (Invasive; Nonmetastatic) Treatment Regimens
Data adapted from Bergstrom et al. Adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer has evolved over several decades and includes a variety of regimen choices. Data in this figure are adapted from distribution data provided by McKesson Specialty Care Solutions. These data reflect treatment delivered by practices across 46 states.
Medical oncologist Mark Robson is focused on customizing treatment options for our patients with breast cancer. Chemotherapy is a breast cancer treatment that uses powerful drugs to attack cancer cells. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, women receive chemotherapy from a team that specializes solely in breast cancer. Our medical oncologists the doctors who treat cancer using drug therapies work with you to create a customized treatment plan that fits your needs and leads to the best possible outcome for you. We have deep knowledge of the newest available clinical trials for breast cancer.