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Breast Cancer Overview
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers that can develop in women. Fortunately, many effective treatment options are available for breast cancer, whether it is localized or more advanced. Breast cancer begins within the glandular tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Arizona Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to breast cancer treatment at all of our 30+ locations across the state of Arizona. We are also eager to explain the facts and answer your questions at every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality compassionate breast cancer care to our patients.
We understand that a new diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming, and you probably have many questions and concerns. We are with you every step of the way, from creating a treatment plan, getting a second opinion, and helping you with what to expect after treatment–including breast reconstruction surgery. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your breast cancer and continue with routine activities of daily life.
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At Arizona Oncology, your breast cancer specialist will work together with you to develop a breast cancer treatment plan that’s best for you based on the type of breast cancer, hormone receptors that are present, stage of your breast cancer and various other factors. Your treatment options may include:
- Radiation Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Targeted Therapy
Breast Surgical oncologists have years of training and education focused on breast disease. They have an in-depth knowledge of breast cancer biology, genetics and the most advanced surgical options to help patients achieve the best possible results.
If your breast cancer treatment plan requires a mastectomy, you might choose to undergo breast reconstruction. There are many types of reconstruction depending on your age, body type, and type of surgery you undergo.
Arizona Oncology, in affiliation with the US Oncology Network,offers multiple breast cancer clinical research trials for patients in Arizona. Since our partnership with US Oncology, our patients have participated in clinical research trials that have lead to over 41 new cancer therapies being approved by the FDA, and we are currently working on finding a new treatment option for triple negative breast cancer.
Genetic testing is available at our cancer treatment centers throughout Arizona to help patients and their families determine if there is a hereditary link to breast cancer. This not only helps determine the right breast cancer treatment options for the patient but can also help family members make more informed decisions for their own health.
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