Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer affecting women here in the U.S. One woman in eight (12%) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Though rare, breast cancer can affect men too.

With today's technology and treatment advances, we're now able to find more cases of breast cancer in the earliest, most treatable stage. As a result, the percentage of women who survive breast cancer is high and increasing every year.

The physicians and staff at Cancer Care bring compassionate expertise to the comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Treating Breast Cancer

We offer multidisciplinary, collaborative treatment of breast cancer, working closely with the surgeon, pathologists and other specialists involved in your care. We advise treatment based on the latest medical research studies, always emphasizing the treatment that delivers the highest likelihood of cure while still considering the patient's preferences. All cases are reviewed at weekly breast cancer conferences, providing every patient the benefit of expertise from a variety of medical specialists.

Treatments

Breast cancer treatment options include:

  • Surgery is usually the first course of treatment for breast cancer – though in some cases, larger tumors are first treated with chemotherapy. Surgical options for the treatment of breast cancer include:
    • Breast conservation (lumpectomy) to preserve existing breast tissue
    • Mastectomy, removal of the entire breast
    • Sentinel node biopsy
    • Reconstruction
    • Removal of lymph nodes in the axilla (armpit)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Hormonal (anti-estrogen) Therapy
  • Targeted Therapies
  • Radiation Therapy