After diagnosis or careful risk assessment, the multidisciplinary team of specialists at the Breast Health Center works with patients on treatment. We tap the latest advances in treatment for breast cancer in order to maintain normal function and appearance after treatment and cause patients the least amount of pain, discomfort and disfigurement.
The treatment guidelines for breast cancer can be divided into three categories based on clinical and pathological presentation. These categories and an outline of therapeutic recommendations are listed below:
Early breast cancer
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
Locally advanced breast cancer
Some aspects of these recommendations may be considered non-standard by current American treatment guidelines. However, our physicians believe, based on reports in the medical and surgical literature, these situations represent less radical treatment and similar cure rates. In every situation, patients are given all the options we feel are safe and effective and can discuss options with members of our team.