(Post-surgery chemotherapy, endocrine or targeted therapy)
After surgery, you may be given some form of systemic therapy (injections into your veins or oral pills) to kill any remaining cancerous cells and stop them from spreading.
Systemic therapy may include chemotherapy, endocrine therapy or targeted therapy, although the treatment you receive will depend on your cancer type.
The goal of this step in your treatment is to prevent the breast cancer returning (recurrence) and to kill any remaining cancer cells and stop them from spreading into other parts of the body (metastases). Information about the treatment types--including who is eligible to receive them--along with additional links to prepare yourself can be found on this page.