Women's Health

The Stages of Breast Cancer Explained

Stage 1 breast cancer treatment is very straightforward

For stage 1 breast cancer, treatment and prognosis are both relatively optimal. Treatment is simply the removal of the affected breast, followed by radiation. Occasionally, chemotherapy is recommended as well, especially if the tumor is larger than a centimeter. Usually, biopsies of nearby lymph nodes are performed to make sure there is no spread.