Cancer is mentally and physically challenging, but don't let it shut you down. Dust yourself off and get back up, even if you have to crawl. This is your life, after all, and it's worth fighting for.
A team of top physicians, including oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons and radiation oncologists, customizes your breast cancer treatment to be sure it is the most-advanced and least-invasive possible. Our skilled plastic surgeons offer multiple reconstruction options, using innovative procedures that focus on your quality of life. And a specially trained support team, including nurses, dietitians and therapists, helps make sure you receive personalized, coordinated breast cancer care.
Advanced Techniques, Personal Care
We treat every type of breast cancer with the latest treatments, including personalized therapies based on the cancer’s specific genetic makeup. We have the expertise to examine each breast cancer tumor carefully to determine gene-expression profiles, which then guide us toward the most effective, gentlest treatment targeted specifically to the cancer.
Special clinics focus on caring for patients with particular needs, including women with inflammatory breast cancer and young women. In addition, we have extensive expertise in treating breast cancer during pregnancy and helping women preserve fertility after breast cancer treatment.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about breast cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did you know?
There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Michelene Shannon is well-aware of MD Anderson’s vast resources and research – she’s been an employee here for 10 years. But in January 2014, Michelene’s connection to MD Anderson became a lot more personal.
“The pathologist at MD Anderson’s Undiagnosed Breast Clinic came in crying and told me it was breast cancer,” Michelene says. “She cried harder than I did. All I could think was, ‘Why me?’”
The surprise diagnosis came...