These cancer specialists evaluate all types of breast problems, such as masses, abnormal imaging, and biopsy results, to start a plan for your cancer treatment. Your surgical options may include lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary lymph node dissection, hidden scar surgery, oncoplastic techniques, or skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Together, you and your surgeon will design the plan for your cancer treatment and coordinate with medical and radiation oncologists. Surgical consultations and follow-up visits take place in the office. All surgeries take place at the hospital or ambulatory care center.
These cancer specialists assess your individual risk of recurrence and offer therapies that will optimally reduce this risk and provide the highest likelihood of cure. Chemotherapy, immunotherapies, and targeted treatments (including endocrine-based and HER2-directed therapies) are overseen by a medical oncologist.
Radiation oncologists use beams of energy (X-rays) to treat cancer. Radiation therapy may be used in combination with surgery and medical treatments to optimize control of your cancer. Treatments may be directed at the breast, chest wall, lymph nodes, or other areas of the body depending on your individual situation. Our radiation oncologists use specialized treatment planning and delivery systems in our outpatient radiation treatment clinics.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
If you desire and are eligible for breast reconstruction, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons will help you understand your options and recommend the most appropriate procedure. Your surgical consultations and post-operative appointments take place in our office. All surgeries take place at the hospital or ambulatory care center.
Radiologist/Breast Imaging Specialists
You may meet with a radiologist if you have a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound that requires a biopsy. Our board-certified breast imaging specialists are trained in the early detection of breast cancer and the identification of abnormal breast imaging.