At the Breast Cancer Center in Philadelphia, our multidisciplinary cancer experts work together toward a single mission—treating breast cancer patients with precise, personalized and comprehensive care. Each Breast Cancer Center care team is led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager or nurse navigator, who helps track your appointments, follows up on tests and answers your medical questions. Your care team may also include a breast surgeon, radiation oncologist, radiologist, pathologist and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with advanced training in helping patients restore function and return to a natural appearance. Our oncologists and pathologists are trained in advanced tools designed to diagnose and treat different breast cancer types. Fertility preservation may also be available for some patients.
To help maintain your quality of life during treatment, your care team may recommend a number of evidence-informed supportive therapies, such as nutrition therapy, psychosocial support, physical and rehabilitation therapy, lymphedema management tools, prosthetics and pain management. The entire team works together with a whole-person focus, which is at the heart of the Breast Cancer Center's dedication to comprehensive, personalized care. After treatment is complete, our survivorship support team is available to help you manage your risk of recurrence and address late and long-term side effects of treatment.