When something is found on a mammogram or an exam shows a suspicious breast change, a biopsy is required to determine whether it is cancerous. From breast disease to benign tumors to cancer--no matter the diagnosis--our breast surgeons work with both women and men to determine the best treatment options available. A treatment plan is developed based on a variety of factors such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of your cancer or condition, as well as your general health, including age, physical fitness level and any other medical conditions.
For those dealing with breast cancer, there is no one size fits all treatment plan. For many, surgery is often necessary in order to most effectively treat it. However, the decision to undergo surgery will be discussed with you as part of your overall treatment plan, which may also include chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy in order to prevent the cancer from growing, spreading or recurring. Patients may also decide to proceed with breast reconstruction at this time.
Our surgeons and staff are primarily involved with the care of patients at Cabell Huntington Hospital and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. They also work with the plastic surgeons at Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for those patients interested in reconstructive surgery. Our surgical oncologists are actively engaged in clinical and translational research related to gene expression and surgical innovations to better treat various forms of cancers.