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Stanford Breast Cancer Program Expertise

With breast cancer the second leading malignancy among American women, chances are that you or someone you know and love will receive this diagnosis. Choosing the right cancer center from the start for your treatment can make a big difference.

At Stanford, our Breast Cancer physicians and researchers have been instrumental in developing many of the leading technologies used to diagnose and treat breast cancer today. Our program is a major referral center for patients across the country. This expertise allows us to offer you
personalized treatment options based on the most recent clinical and research data available.

Stanford's Breast Cancer program is located in the new Women's Cancer Center, a warm and welcoming facility that unites clinicians, researchers and health care professionals in a nurturing environment.

Program highlights include:

  • Collaborative team-based care for each patient
    • Nationally recognized experts working together in an integrated program
    • Weekly multidisciplinary tumor board for challenging clinical dilemmas
  • Superior diagnostic capabilities:
    • Digital mammography, breast ultrasound, 3T breast MRI, image-guided breast core biopsy, body CT scans, body/brain MRI, PET/CT and bone scans
    • Sophisticated interventional radiology procedures
  • Advanced treatment options:
    • Breast conservation options for large or other complex primary tumors
    • Single dose intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) and 3D conformal partial breast irradiation that minimize radiation post-lumpectomy
    • Nipple sparing mastectomy that leaves intact much or all of the normal skin of the breast
    • Breast reconstruction procedures that go beyond breast implants or conventional tissue flaps
    • Access to novel anti-cancer medications, new drug combinations and the latest clinical trials
  • Extensive support services:
    • Guest service professionals to help navigate and manage treatment options,
    • Support groups that help with changes in body image and sexual side effects
    • Complementary healing programs such as meditation and acupuncture
    • Survivorship program for both patients and family members
  • Integrated, innovative research to help improve our understanding of breast cancer, develop new tools for early detection, and create more effective treatments

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