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Breast cancer diagnostics and treatment

At each of our hospitals, you'll find innovative breast cancer treatments and technologies—all under one roof. Our breast cancer experts use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging and laboratory tests, to evaluate breast cancer. This diagnostic evaluation takes about three to five days.

Then together, we develop a comprehensive breast cancer treatment plan that works for you. Your individualized plan will include advanced medical treatments and technologies, combined with integrative oncology services to help reduce side effects and keep you strong in body, mind and spirit.

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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.

Genomic Tumor Assessment

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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