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Get supportive, expert care for your unique needs with our individualized approach to breast cancer treatment. Whether you are seeking a diagnosis for recently detected signs of breast cancer, searching for new hope for advanced breast cancer, or proactively planning ahead because of a genetic risk, we will set you on the care path that’s right for you.
What We Offer for Breast Cancer
Nationally recognized expertise in treating every stage and subtype of breast cancer.
Precise diagnosis options that combine digital 3D mammography and other technologies with the expertise of pathologists and radiologists specially trained in breast cancer.
Team-based treatment planning including weekly meetings that bring together specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and other disciplines to tailor care to your needs.
Advanced treatment options including partial breast radiation, intraoperative radiation, and advanced breast reconstruction techniques.
Tumor genomic profiling services to target the genetic fingerprint of hard-to-treat advanced breast cancers using new therapies only available through clinical trials.
Genetic counseling services to assess your genetic risk for breast cancer and develop a care plan for you and your family.
Comprehensive support services, including care coordination, counseling, nutrition, and fertility preservation services.
Connect to Care
Let us help find personalized care options for you and your family.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely, and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Breast cancer treatments often vary based on the type of cancer you have. Depending on whether you are newly diagnosed, have recurring cancer, have cancer that has spread, or are at a high genetic risk, our doctors may recommend different care plans. Your treatment may include surgery, radiation, cancer medications, or a combination of these methods.
Surgery for Breast Cancer
Surgery for Breast Cancer
Breast surgery aims to remove the cancer and, depending on your preference, rebuild the structure and appearance of your breast. Our breast cancer surgeons carry out advanced and innovative approaches to breast conservation, mastectomy, and breast reconstruction surgeries. These techniques mean fewer procedures for you and less time in the hospital.
Radiation works to treat cancer by killing cancer cells and making the tumor smaller. We use the most advanced breast cancer radiation therapy techniques to target difficult-to-reach areas of the breast and protect nearby healthy tissue. Types of radiation therapies we use include:
If you are battling breast cancer recurrence or metastasis, we provide advanced diagnosis options and leading expertise to deliver the optimal care you need. We offer the latest breast cancer radiation therapy treatments for recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Medications (Medical Oncology)
Cancer-fighting medications can be used to destroy cancer cells that have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Administered into your veins or in pill form, the medications circulate throughout your entire body. Our doctors and researchers have been at the forefront of developing new cancer drugs for years, providing you with access to the most successful and groundbreaking therapies. Treatments we may recommend include:
Cancer medications administered before surgery aim to shrink the cancer to make surgery more successful. If you receive cancer medications after surgery, the treatment targets any remaining microscopic disease.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Medicine patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials through the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Open trials refer to studies that are currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling additional patients.
Make An Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a breast cancer specialist, please call: 650-498-6000