Local treatments: Some treatments are called local therapies, meaning they treat the tumor without affecting the rest of the body.
Invasive (or infiltrating) ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a disease of humans and other mammals; while the overwhelming majority of cases in humans are women, men can also develop breast cancer.
The size, stage, rate of growth, and other characteristics of the tumor determine the kinds of treatment.
Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you may need other types of treatment as well, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both.
Surgery is less likely to be a main part of the treatment for more advanced breast cancers.