Breast Cancer Care
Comprehensive, Compassionate and Customized Breast Cancer Treatment
If you've been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and don't know where to begin, start your journey with us. We have approaches you won't find anywhere else in the San Diego region. Our clincial physicians and research scientists collaborate to give you cancer-fighting resources that only an academic health system can provide.
Why Choose Us?
Moores Cancer Center is ranked among the nation's best in cancer services by U.S. News & World Report, and is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comphrehensive Cancer Centers in the country—and the only one in San Diego County. And:
- Our breast cancer specialists are all leaders in their field
- Studies show patient outcomes are better at NCI-designated cancer centers
- Access to comprehensive services in a warm, caring environment
- Leading-edge technology
- You'll benefit from the expertise of a weekly advisory board
- You may be eligible for clinical trials that allow you to be among the first to benefit from novel treatments
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Our breast cancer experts understand that breast cancer is not the same for everyone. It is not a single disease; there are different treatments for different subtypes. Our breast cancer experts conduct and keep current on research that is uncovering innovative ways to identify and treat the many different forms of breast cancer.
A treatment strategy unique to you
Here, you’ll find specialists who work together to understand your individual disease and to develop a treatment strategy that is unique to you – one targeted to your specific disease. This means you’ll get the best chance at breast conservation (read About Breast Reconstruction) and the most current chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or radiation options for the most favorable results. And if you qualify for one of our many research trials, you’ll have access to treatments that offer hope for better therapies in the future.
A true team approach
It’s rare to find a true team approach that coordinates the multiple specialties needed for your particular case, but you’ll find it here. Our physicians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and social workers all work together – most just down the hall from one another – and meet regularly to discuss the best options for your distinctly individual disease. This ongoing collaboration means you do not have to run from specialist to specialist, hoping that they communicate and agree on your treatment.
Extraordinary support services
Our comprehensive approach goes beyond providing you with the best available treatment options for breast cancer. From your first visit here, you’ll gain access to extraordinary care and support services. Our psychosocial support team will put you in touch with resources to help manage your life and your wellness during treatment and recovery.
Leading-edge research on breast cancer
Watch a May 2012 video of Dr. Catheryn Yashar, radiation oncologist at Moores Cancer Center, on recent data about the effectiveness of brachytherapy.
Our breast cancer experts are at the pinnacle of their disciplines. Most are involved in progressive research to:
- Identify breast cancer’s causal and risk factors
- Predict and manage risk through genetic counseling
- Enhance detection
- Increase imaging quality for higher-precision diagnosis and treatment
- Identify breast cancer subtypes
- Expand surgical options to allow the highest opportunity for breast conservation
- Refine the medical oncology tool chest of case-specific alternatives for radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy
- Reduce or manage symptoms and side effects
- Causes and abatement of fatigue
- Heighten wellness by exploring new therapies to enhance quality of life during and after cancer treatment
- Decrease probability of recurrence
Follow-up continues past initial treatment
And your team will stay with you for years. “Out there in the community, surgeons don’t generally follow patients very long after their surgery. At UCSD, our entire breast cancer team follows the patient for many years. Our follow-up doesn’t stop when the initial treatment is over,” said Dr. Wallace.
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