Breast Cancer Care Team

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Delivers Comprehensive, Personalized Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care Team

Learn more about our approach to breast cancer care.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Although men do get breast cancer, they only account for about 1 percent of all cases.

Breast Cancer Care

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center has been successfully leading the fight against breast cancer for many decades, providing patients with renewed hope. To ensure successful patient outcomes, our experienced physicians utilize the most effective tools to diagnose and treat the disease. We offer a wide range of breast services, including:

  • Examination, screening and detection
  • Genetic testing
  • Digital imaging
  • Preoperative therapy
  • Novel treatments
  • Advanced techniques in radiation and chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Prevention strategies
  • Nutritional and genetic counseling
  • Gynecologic fertility preservation support
  • Treatment for specialized patient populations (e.g., geriatric)

Compassionate Breast Cancer Treatment from Nationally Ranked Experts

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH Seidman Cancer Center has been consistently rated among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.UH Seidman Cancer Center is recognized for its leading-edge services, clinical research, compassionate care and strong track record of success.

Our breast cancer care specialists work with University Hospitals Breast Health Center to provide comprehensive breast cancer care that is focused on the individual needs of each patient. Nipple-sparing techniques and other approaches to preserve body image are an integral part of patient care.

Advanced Technology for Effective Breast Cancer Treatment

To optimize patient outcomes, we design breast cancer treatment plans based on the stage of the cancer, as well as the patient’s medical record and family history of the disease. The breast cancer treatment plan may include any of the following therapies or a combination thereof:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

For metastatic breast cancer, where cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body, our team considers a wider range of therapies that are specific to the location of the tumor. These treatments are used to target specific tissues while avoiding healthier ones. Examples include:

Breast Cancer Support: Collaborative, Team Approach to Patient Care

We take into account our patients’ values, background and personal preferences when developing breast cancer treatment plans. In addition, we give high priority to the needs and requests of the patient’s family.

Our team consists of specialists across many areas of expertise, and includes:

  • A breast cancer navigator or clinical coordinator who guides patients through each step so that treatment is seamless
  • Medical, surgical and radiation oncologists: doctors specializing in breast cancer care
  • Pathologists: doctors specialized in analyzing tumor cells
  • Breast imaging specialists for mammography, ultrasound and other techniques used to map and target breast cancer
  • Cancer geneticists: experts who study the link between breast cancer and genetics
  • Plastic surgeons for breast reconstruction
  • Nurses, therapists, pharmacists and others with extensive experience in cancer care

To ensure peace of mind, we offer patients and their families 24-hour access to our breast cancer experts, as needed.

Compassion, Stress Relief and Alternative Therapies

At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we make every effort to help patients cope with the emotional stress of a cancer diagnosis. Our Center for Survivors of Breast Cancer offers medical care for patients who have completed active treatment, along with services that support emotional, family and social needs.

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