Treatment Options Overview
It is common to feel overwhelmed when researching and deciding on the most
effective cancer treatment plan for you. There are several types of breast
cancer surgeries and therapies available, so it is important to do the
research, and consider the recommendation of your physician in determining
the best treatment choice for you.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Surgery is the main form of treatment for breast cancer. Virtually all
patients will need to have the breast cancer surgically removed from their
body at some point in their treatment. Classically, surgery has always
come first and it was followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy,
if necessary. More recently, in some patients who require chemotherapy,
it may be given prior to surgery. This is called neoadjuvant or primary
It is important when considering any type of breast cancer surgery to find
a surgeon with extensive experience who performs a high volume of breast
cancer surgeries like standard lumpectomies, oncoplastic lumpectomies,
standard mastectomies and skin and nipple-areola sparing mastectomies.
At Hoag, we diagnose and treat almost 800 new patients with breast cancer
annually. We have highly trained breast surgeons, many who are fellowship
trained in the latest breast-saving oncoplastic surgical techniques. Our
surgeons work with the Hoag team to ensure a multidisciplinary approach
to your care. Learn more about the breast cancer surgery options available at Hoag.