Breast Cancer Treatment
Consultation and collaborative decision making with our multidisciplinary team ensures that each patient's treatment is optimized to meet her unique needs.
Our surgeons use combinations of less invasive techniques such as lumpectomy and sentinel node mapping to improve breast preservation and speed recovery time. Reconstructive surgeons are pioneering new reconstructive techniques and achieving better cosmetic outcomes.
Chemotherapy/infusion therapy in various forms is administered at the Center by certified oncology nurses and supported by an on-site pharmacy and laboratory. An essential part of this group's expertise is focused on careful monitoring and aggressive management of chemotherapy side effects. Hormone therapies based on research done at the Center are aimed at preventing recurrences in patients.
Radiation therapy is a breast cancer treatment that uses high energy beams to kill potential or actual cancer cells and stop them from spreading. Radiation treatments are used in combination with surgery and chemotherapy is indicated. Most women having surgery with lumpectomy will have radiation as part of their recommended treatment. It may also be used after mastectomy and with recurrent breast cancers. Standard radiation for breast cancer will include 6-7 weeks of daily treatments. Partial breast radiation is used for selected women
Our unique approach to patient care includes the assurance of a dedicated team of caregivers, including registered nurses, who guide patients through the treatment process.