Advanced, Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
Our dedicated team approach will ensure you receive a compassionate and personalized consultation with one of our Breast Cancer Specialists. They will answer any questions you or your family have about breast cancer, including signs and symptoms of breast cancer, breast cancer screenings and diagnosis to breast cancer treatments. We will be here to guide you through selecting and receiving the course of treatment that may work best for you.
If you've been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, you will likely have many questions about the kind of doctor you should see, your specific type of breast cancer, the stage of your breast cancer, and what treatments are available. We're here to answer your questions.
Start here for a useful guide to your first appointment and what to expect when you're in the hands of Compass Oncology.
At Compass Oncology, our team of specialists is committed to your cancer care. The breast cancer specialists team at Compass Oncology is comprised of:
- Breast surgical oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Diagnostic imaging specialists
- Genetic risk counselors
Your breast cancer treatment will depend on the specific type or category of breast cancer that you’ve been diagnosed with, whether it’s invasive or non-invasive, your lymph node status and the hormone receptor status. There are certain types of breast cancer that are more common than others.
You and your oncologist will work together to decide on the cancer treatment that’s best for you, based on the stage of your breast cancer and other factors. Treatment options can include:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Targeted therapy
Compass Oncology and US Oncology Research work together to provide cancer clinical trials for new breast cancer treatment therapies. Search for a breast cancer clinical trial that might be ideal for your type of breast cancer.
You might choose to undergo breast cancer reconstruction. This can happen after or during a mastectomy.
There are many types of reconstruction that depend on your age, body type, and the type of surgery you had. You and an oncoplastic surgeon will explore your options together before a decision is made.
We encourage you to learn more and take advantage of our supportive care services, including our Women’s Cancer monthly support group at our Vancouver, WA location.
With a breast cancer diagnosis comes the need for support. There are many cancer support groups and organizations to choose from that will help you in every step of your journey with group gatherings, reading material and more.
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Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about breast cancer or ask your Compass Oncology cancer care team questions about your individual situation.