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Breast cancer diagnostics and treatment

In this era of precision cancer care, identifying breast cancer treatment options that meet your needs requires expertise, and that starts with an accurate diagnosis. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our clinicians understand that breast cancer is a complex disease, with multiple causes, types and treatment options. Because our doctors treat only cancer, they have the training and experience to diagnose and treat many breast cancer types, from triple-negative, inflammatory and metastatic to luminal, HER2-positive or others.

In diagnosing and staging the disease, our cancer experts use sophisticated diagnostic tools to locate the tumor and determine whether it has spread. Your care team may also test the tumor for specific genetic abnormalities or hormone sensitivities that suggest it may respond to targeted therapy or other personalized treatments. If a lumpectomy, breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy is part of your treatment plan, we offer microsurgical and other innovative breast reconstruction techniques to help restore your breast to a more normal appearance, when appropriate.

As part of our commitment to delivering advanced treatments when possible, your oncologist may help determine if you are a candidate for one of our ongoing clinical trials. Your care team may also suggest supportive care therapies to help you manage pain, nausea, insomnia and other side effects of treatment. Explore the tabs below to learn more about our breast cancer diagnostic tools, treatment options and supportive care services.

Diagnostic evaluations

A thorough and accurate cancer diagnosis is the first step in developing a breast cancer treatment plan. Your integrated team of breast cancer experts will use advanced diagnostic tests and tools to evaluate the disease, and plan your individualized treatment. Throughout your treatment, we'll use imaging and laboratory tests to track the size of the tumors, monitor your response to treatment, and modify your plan when needed.

Physical exam and health history

Within the first two days of your arrival at our hospital, we will perform a complete array of diagnostic tests, and thoroughly review your medical records and health history.

Your doctor will likely conduct a breast exam with attention to enlarged lumps, nodules, swelling or thickening that is not like normal breast tissue. He or she will also check for enlarged lymph nodes under your armpits or around your collarbone.

Reduced wait times for appointments and test results

We understand that waiting for test results can create a great deal of stress. To ease anxiety and help you begin your breast cancer treatment sooner, we provide reduced wait times for appointments and test results. Our turnaround time goal—from the time of the scan to providing results so treatment planning can occur—is four hours.

Comfort equipment

We also want you to be as comfortable as possible during your imaging tests. Our team uses padding and comfort equipment, as well as a variety of positioning devices, to help you feel more relaxed during scans and procedures.

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Advanced genomic testing

genomic tumor assessment

We use genomic tumor assessment to examine a patient's tumor on a genetic level. This innovative tool can help us find what's driving the cancer's growth and offer patients more precise treatment.

A personalized treatment plan

a personalized treatment plan

Our doctors work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and diagnosis.

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