Breast Cancer diagnosis
There are a variety of ways to initially diagnosis breast cancer. Screening mammography helps detect breast cancer at early stages. Additionally, if there are symptoms or signs of a possible breast cancer, your doctor may suggest one or all of the following diagnostic tests:
- Diagnostic mammogram
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast biopsy
- Breast MRI
In addition, breast cancer specialists at Roper St. Francis Cancer Care have access to advanced genetic testing that may help define a genetic predisposition to breast cancer, as well as genomic and other pathology tests that assist in choosing the appropriate treatment for each patient.
Breast Cancer treatment
Breast cancer patients at Roper St. Francis Healthcare have access to a broad network of multi-disciplinary cancer experts, technologies and clinical trials. Treatment protocols are customized depending on the specific profile of your tumor, including its staging. Breast cancer treatment options include access to clinical trials and traditional therapies, including:
- Breast surgery, including oncoplastic surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
Clinical trials may also be an option. View our current clinical trials.
Multidisciplinary care plan
The treatment plan of most patients is discussed and agreed upon at a weekly case presentation conference attended by the experts in all facets of breast cancer care.
Breast Cancer support services
Because we understand how disorienting and stressful a breast cancer diagnosis can be, Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers a Breast Care Navigator program, as well as the Donna Fielding Wellness Institute that offers numerous support resources through a holistic approach to cancer care.
Learn more about our cancer support services.