Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Breast Cancer Treatment
While most women with an abnormal mammogram do not have cancer—up to 85 percent of lumps are not cancerous—receiving a definitive breast cancer diagnosis is the only way to alleviate concerns. For those who do have cancer, it is important to evaluate breast cancer treatment options and determine a course of action as quickly as possible.
Research demonstrates that in medicine, multidisciplinary care—the care of a patient by multiple specialists—is the most effective breast cancer treatment course. The Breast Care Center at the Comprehensive Cancer Center consolidates the services of a multidisciplinary team in a central location, giving patients access to multiple breast cancer specialists during a single visit. We are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and are the only multidisciplinary breast cancer center west of the Research Triangle.
Variety of Breast Cancer Experts
Our team includes breast surgeons, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, specialty nurses and genetic counselors. Known as compassionate and caring specialists, our team works together to give each patient the right combination of advanced treatment, access to the right resources and above all, hope.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Located next to the Breast Care Center, Outpatient Radiology offers mammography services for preventative screening and follow-up care after surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Learn more about diagnostic imaging.
Our on-site pathology frequently allows a breast cancer diagnosis to be made in minutes. Learn more about breast biopsies.
Breast Cancer Treatment
If you have breast cancer, you may need breast surgery or reconstructive breast surgery. Following surgery, your individualized breast cancer treatment plan may include radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapies or clinical trials with novel agents.
Each patient is different, and we provide individualized treatment plans based on your clinical, imaging and laboratory findings, as well as your own unique lifestyle and preferences.
To learn more about the advanced breast cancer diagnosis and treatment process at Wake Forest Baptist, request an appointment online.