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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Every woman deserves personalized, compassionate breast cancer care with the latest, most effective treatments available. Our breast cancer experts combine their clinical expertise with the most advanced technology to provide you with effective, personalized treatments according to your specific tumor type.

We study your tumor to identify genetic mutations and learn about the molecular signals involved in your cancer’s growth. We use the results to match you with therapies that will best target the biology of your cancer.

If lab tests determine that your tumor is estrogen-positive (ER+) or progesterone-positive (PR+), hormonal therapy can be used to block your body's natural hormones from reaching any remaining cancer cells.

  • Accelerated (Hypofractionated) Radiation Therapy: Eligible patients can receive a higher dose of radiation delivered over a shorter overall treatment course, reducing the number of weeks you need to come in for treatment.
  • Brachytherapy: This treatment involves temporary or permanent implantation of radioactive substances to kill cancer cells.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT): We take images of your tumor before each treatment so we can customize the radiation to its size and shape as it shrinks and changes position, giving you only the dose you need and reducing exposure to noncancerous tissues.
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): IMRT directs radiation of various intensities, shaped to the contours of a tumor, from a variety of angles to destroy tumor tissue while sparing normal tissue as much as possible.
  • Prone Radiation Therapy: This advanced treatment allows us to direct radiation to the breast while sparing lung and heart tissue and reducing the risk of late-term side effects.

Our breast surgeons are nationally recognized experts with extensive experience in every type of breast cancer surgery.

  • Lumpectomy: Only the tumor is removed, leaving the remainder of the breast in place.
  • Mastectomy: Our surgeons are experienced performing the different types of mastectomy and reconstruction, including modified radical, skin-sparing and nipple-sparing.

Our surgeons are highly skilled in the latest techniques, including implants and flap procedures — groundbreaking reconstructive surgeries that require a high level of surgical expertise.

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