Breast Cancer

At The Cancer Team, our first job is to help you understand in detail what kind of cancer you have, and then help you make an informed decision about treatment. We have the breadth of knowledge and resources to provide you with the program that is best suited for you. We will give you options and guidance and then help you every step of the way...
Invasive breast cancer refers to cancer that spreads outside the breast and into other parts of the body.

In situ cancer sometimes called DCIS or LCIS. This type of cancer is confined to the ducts or lobules and does not typically spread to the surrounding breast tissue or other parts of the body. 

Inflammatory breast cancer causes the breast to appear red and swollen, and feel warm. The skin of the breast may also have a pitted appearance like orange skin.
 
Paget's Disease of the breast is a rare form of cancer that begins in the breast ducts and spreads to the skin of the nipple and areola, which may result in irritated skin in these areas.
 
Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other parts of your body.

Recurrent breast cancer is cancer that has returned after you have been treated for breast cancer. This type of breast cancer may come back in the breast, chest wall or in other parts of your body.

Treating Breast Cancer

Just as there are different kinds of breast cancer, there are different approaches to fighting it. At The Cancer Team, our first job is to help you understand in detail what kind of cancer you have, and then help you make an informed decision about treatment. We have the breadth of knowledge and resources to provide you with the program that is best suited for you. We will give you options and guidance and then help you every step of the way.

Some women require a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Because our team of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and breast surgeons work together on every case, you can enjoy the confidence and peace that comes from coordinated, easily accessed care.

We emphasize communication. Your Cancer Coach will make sure your breast care is as seamless and easy as possible. In addition to conventional treatments, The Cancer Team includes physicians and clinicians who specialize in integrative, or complementary medicine, which uses additional therapies so that every aspect of the healing process is addressed. This includes therapies and support to enhance your emotional and spiritual well being, nutrition planning, pain and discomfort management and more.

Palliative Care/Pain Management

The Cancer Team includes physicians who specialize in helping you manage through your pain, stay strong in mind and body and keep yourself as healthy as possible so that you can fight your best fight.

Your Team

Depending on many factors including the type of breast cancer you have, the stage of your cancer (meaning how developed the cancer is), and the assessment of your individual needs as a breast cancer patient, your cancer team could consist of many different experts. Rest assured that every member of your team will work together to give you comprehensive, patient-focused, supportive breast cancer treatment.

For more information on breast care and breast cancer prevention, including information on how to schedule a mammogram, please visit our Breast Health and Breast Cancer screening section.