Our promise to you is the clearest diagnosis possible.

This starts by referring you to our radiology team who will conduct a diagnostic mammogram with ultrasound. Beyond that, we may also conduct an MRI to ensure we are getting all the information we need.

The information that we gather from your imaging will help us provide you with all possible treatment options. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you reach a clear diagnosis and treatment path.

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We’re here to help you ask the right questions.

A breast cancer diagnosis can have a broader impact on your life.

We know this may be overwhelming, but we’ll help prepare you to ask the right questions and provide you with the best answers– no matter what lies ahead.

Understanding the stage of your breast cancer can help you decide your next steps.

Classifying your breast cancer by stage helps us understand how many cancer cells there are in your body. It also helps us determine the best treatment options for you.

The tests and procedures used to stage your breast cancer will include physical exams, pathology reports, cancer cell tests, blood tests, and imaging tests.

The stages of breast cancer are indicated using Roman numerals that span from 0 to IV.

Stage 0 is used when there are abnormal cells in the tissue, but they have not spread to other areas of the breast

Stages I, II and III are used when the cancer has started to spread into other parts of the breast

Stage IV is used when the cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body

Stages if Breast Cancer

We will discuss your treatment options together.

The treatments we recommend will depend on the specific kind of breast cancer you have and if it has spread.

Your doctor will provide more details for each of these treatments and will let you know what is best for you, it is common for a combination of these treatments to be used.

Treatment options include:

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Surgery is a common treatment option for breast cancer and may involve either breast-conserving surgery, such as lumpectomy, or mastectomy, which involves the removal of the entire breast. The specific surgical approach is determined based on factors such as the stage of the cancer, tumor size, and patient preferences. This treatment option usually happens pretty quickly, within 3 weeks.

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Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment for breast cancer that uses powerful medications to kill cancer cells throughout the body. It may be recommended before surgery to shrink tumors, after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence, or in advanced cases to slow the progression of the disease. The specific chemotherapy drugs and treatment schedule are tailored to each patient's individual case, considering factors such as cancer stage, tumor characteristics, and overall health.

Hormonal therapy
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Hormonal therapy, also known as endocrine therapy, is a systemic treatment option for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. It works by blocking the effects of hormones that promote cancer growth. It is commonly used after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence or as a treatment for advanced breast cancer, and the specific medications and duration of therapy are determined based on individual factors and tumor characteristics.

Biological therapy
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Biological therapy, also known as targeted therapy, is a treatment approach for breast cancer that focuses on specific molecules or pathways involved in cancer growth. It utilizes medications designed to selectively target these specific molecules, such as HER2-targeted therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer.

Biological therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, and it aims to block the growth and spread of cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy cells. The selection of targeted therapy depends on the molecular characteristics of the tumor and may be recommended based on the presence of specific biomarkers or genetic mutations.

Radiation therapy
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Radiation therapy is a localized treatment for breast cancer that uses high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells and prevent their growth. It is commonly employed after surgery to target any remaining cancer cells and reduce the risk of recurrence. The treatment is carefully planned to deliver precise doses of radiation to the affected area while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

Your breast cancer care program

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Our care goes beyond treatment, including financial support

We understand that dealing with invoices and insurance is a burden that you may not be able to take on right now. That’s why we will make it easier to understand invoices, file insurance claims, and help you find the financial support you need throughout your care.

Whenever you need help, please know that we are here.

We are here for you no matter where you are in your breast cancer journey. 

Whether you have just received your diagnosis, are in the middle of treatment, or have completed your course of treatment, there are many ways we can still support you and help you feel and do better. Please call us to make an appointment today.

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