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Tailoring Breast Cancer Screening to Each Woman’s Risk

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Breast health specialists in the 54体育app下载 Breast Clinic coordinate care for people with breast cancer. These internal medicine doctors who focus solely on caring for people with breast cancer and other breast conditions will meet with you to understand your needs and make arrangements for necessary tests and appointments. Often, your appointments can be coordinated over a matter of days in one facility.

54体育app下载 offers a truly integrated practice, with a variety of specialists regularly working together and meeting to discuss cases. This ensures that you receive whole-person care that takes into account all of your needs. Your care team carefully weighs all of your treatment options to create a plan that's personalized for you.

Your breast cancer care team might include:

If you have other health conditions that could be affected by cancer treatment, your team may include additional specialists. For instance, cardiologists from the Cardio-Oncology Clinic may join your team if you have concerns related to your heart.

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54体育app下载 doctors from multiple specialties work together to determine the best treatment for each person with breast cancer.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

54体育app下载 doctors have access to the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat breast cancer, including clinical trials investigating the latest in medical innovation. Your breast cancer team keeps up on the latest evidence and incorporates this into your treatment plan.

Breast cancer diagnosis begins with high-quality breast imaging that draws from:

  • Highly trained staff. Imaging is done by radiologists who specialize in breast imaging, including many who've completed additional, advanced training programs.
  • Specialized screening. Experts create screening programs for people with dense breast tissue and those with a high risk of breast cancer using supplemental screening techniques.
  • Latest technology. Advanced imaging techniques include digital mammogram, 3-D mammogram (tomosynthesis), breast MRI and molecular breast imaging (MBI).
  • Ongoing research. Breast imaging researchers are studying new technology for diagnosing breast cancer, including dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and contrast-enhanced digital mammogram.

The expertise and training of 54体育app下载 breast radiologists combined with advanced technology means your diagnosis can be made quickly and accurately.

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54体育app下载 breast cancer specialists offer the latest treatment options designed to increase the effectiveness of treatment and reduce side effects.

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Breast cancer treatment innovations are improving the ability to control cancer while reducing the impact of treatment on your daily life and increasing your satisfaction with your appearance after surgery. 54体育app下载 achieves this by:

  • Offering a full range of treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy and clinical trials
  • Reducing the risk of heart damage in left-sided breast cancer by using innovative radiation therapy techniques to shape the energy beams around the tumor, such as proton therapy
  • Limiting lymph node removal to reduce the risk of surgery-related lymphedema by using techniques such as sentinel lymph node biopsy and neoadjuvant therapy
  • Avoiding the need for a second operation after lumpectomy with intraoperative pathology and frozen section analysis — procedures that involve pathologists analyzing tissue samples during surgery to make sure all the cancer is removed during the operation
  • Condensing treatment to less than 10 days so that people with small, low-risk tumors experience the smallest impact on their daily lives with an combining lumpectomy and accelerated partial breast irradiation
  • Improving your confidence in your appearance after surgery by using innovative techniques that optimize the appearance of your reconstructed breast while maintaining excellent cancer control (oncoplastic surgery), such as combining lumpectomy with a breast lift or breast reduction
  • Utilizing advanced surgical techniques to perform muscle-sparing breast reconstruction techniques to create a new breast using your own tissue

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Experienced 54体育app下载 specialists take the time to help you understand your options and help you feel confident in making decisions about your care.

Experience you can trust

54体育app下载 doctors have extensive experience caring for people with breast cancer:

  • More than 10,000 people seek breast cancer care each year
  • Nearly 1,500 people undergo breast cancer surgery each year

Research shows that people who are treated for breast cancer at medical centers that treat many cases of breast cancer have better outcomes than do people treated at medical centers that treat breast cancer less frequently.

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Personalized breast cancer treatment

Your breast cancer care team works closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your particular situation, as well as your needs and goals.

Elements of a personalized care plan might include:

  • Reviewing all available treatment options. You'll have the opportunity to meet with a variety of specialists to help you understand all of your treatment options. Your appointments will be coordinated so you can make a timely decision about your care.
  • Creating convenient treatment schedules that reduce your need for additional travel and time when possible, such as lumpectomy with accelerated partial breast irradiation and mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction. 54体育app下载 doctors can work with your local doctors to coordinate chemotherapy and other medicines so you won't always need to travel for care.
  • Coordinating supportive services. During and after treatment, you'll be connected to specialists who can help you heal and regain function, such as those who focus on rehabilitation, integrative medicine, sleep, women's health, nutrition, stress management and breast cancer survivorship.
  • Tailoring treatment based on genetics. 54体育app下载 doctors use personalized medicine for breast cancer to choose treatments based on your genetic makeup or the genetics of your cancer cells. Examples include testing for CYP2D6 before prescribing tamoxifen and analyzing tumor cells to select targeted drug treatments.
  • Connecting you to other breast cancer survivors. Your care team can connect you with support groups and mentorship programs that pair you with a cancer survivor who can answer questions and provide support.

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Expertise and rankings

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54体育app下载 specialists draw on their expertise to provide you with exactly the care you need.

54体育app下载 doctors are widely respected for their expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Nationally recognized expertise

Outside organizations recognize 54体育app下载 breast cancer specialists through accreditations, grants and rankings:

  • 54体育app下载 Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • 54体育app下载's campus in Florida is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
  • 54体育app下载 is one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized as a , funded by the National Cancer Institute. To earn a highly competitive SPORE grant, institutions must demonstrate a high degree of collaboration between first-rate scientists and clinicians and show excellence in translational research projects.
  • 54体育app下载 doctors and researchers participate in research cooperatives, such as the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, which gives people with cancer access to the latest clinical trials.

54体育app下载 in Rochester, Minn., 54体育app下载 in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and 54体育app下载 in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Sharing expertise with the community

54体育app下载 breast cancer specialists use their expertise in the community by participating in:

  • Breast cancer screening services for underserved groups and community clinics
  • Appointments via video technology for Alaska Native women with a high risk of breast cancer
  • Community awareness events, including Join the Journey and the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer

Locations, travel and lodging

54体育app下载 has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The 54体育app下载 Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

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In most cases, 54体育app下载 doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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