Chemotherapy is used to treat all stages of breast cancer, including cancer that has come back in the breast area and breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body(metastatic disease). Chemotherapy treatments are tailored specifically for each person’s unique situation.
Likely chemotherapy is nonsmall cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy is treatment with anti-cancer drugs injected into a vein or taken by mouth. These drugs enter the bloodstream and go throughout the body, making this treatment useful for cancer anywhere in the body. Chemotherapy drugs circulate in the bloodstream around the body. So they can treat cells that have broken away from a lung tumor and spread to other parts of the body.
Chemotherapy is not usually NOT recommended for invasive, in situ cancers such as DCIS because they have very little chance of spreading to the body.
Doctors recommend more aggressive treatments for premenopausal women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer in premenopausal tends to be more aggressive, so chemotherapy is often part of the treatment.
The treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer are based mainly on the stage of cancer, but the other factors, such as a person’s overall health and lung function as well as certain traits of cancer itself, are also important.