Surgery is the primary treatment for breast cancer. But there are other options as well, including chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, drug therapy and clinical trials.
Caregivers use many cancer-fighting techniques, including partial breast radiation therapy. This targets radiation to the tumor and can reduce radiation side effects.
Surgeons at ECBC will explore the best options for your situation. Upon referral, they perform diagnostic and therapeutic treatment. If you’re in need of breast surgery, our caregivers can also refer you to a plastic surgeon. Breast reconstructive surgery can even be done during either your mastectomy surgery, the removal of your breast, or lumpectomy, the removal of breast tissue. Or it can be done at a later date after your recovery if you prefer.
After completing your treatment plan, our team will coordinate follow-up visits with your:
But we don’t stop there. You will also receive a written cancer survivor care plan after chemo, so you can continue to thrive. This holistic, personalized care is just one of the reasons ECBC stands out among other breast cancer treatment centers.
If you have not been diagnosed with breast cancer but are worried you are at risk, talk to your provider. Enloe’s caregivers can discuss cancer genetics and genetic cancer risk assessment, along with:
- Lifetime breast cancer risk assessment
- Evaluation for hereditary cancer syndromes
- Genetic testing and follow-up
See our Cancer Risk Assessment brochure for more details. Ask your provider to set up an appointment with one of our caregivers for your breast cancer care or risk assessment.
And learn the signs of breast cancer, too. It can be life-saving. Symptoms can include:
- A hard breast lump or breast mass
- Dimpling on the breast
- Breast redness or flaky skin in the nipple area
- Nipple discharge
- A sunken nipple
- And skin sores
A physician referral is required.