Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
It takes a team to beat a breast cancer diagnosis, and we have assembled an exceptional team of experienced and compassionate specialists who will work together to provide complete, comprehensive, and cohesive care. For breast cancer screening, diagnostic imaging, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, reconstruction, and rehabilitation, look no further than the medical professionals at UConn Health.
This team approach is the cornerstone of our breast cancer services. We understand that no two patients are the same, and no two breast cancer diagnoses are alike. That is why your healthcare team will create a treatment program specifically for you. Every patient’s case is carefully assessed and frequently reviewed by a diverse team of specialists including:
- Medical oncologists who specialize in breast cancer and breast health
- Surgeons with advanced training and experience in surgical oncology
- Specialized nurses and nurse practitioners certiﬁed in oncology
- Radiologists with advanced training in breast imaging and intervention
- A nurse navigator who coordinates the clinical, educational, and supportive needs of patients who are facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis or are newly diagnosed with breast cancer
- Radiation oncologists who provide specialized treatments for breast cancer
- Board-certiﬁed genetic counselors
Breast Cancer Services
Our diverse team offers the following breast cancer services:
- Today’s most sophisticated technologies including 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) and 3D automated ultrasound at the Beekley Imaging Center which features same-day readings in a comfortable, spa-like environment
- Experienced support care services including lymphedema therapy, nutrition, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, survivorship care planning, and support groups
- Access to today’s most promising clinical trials to enhance care
- Unique services to address all of your concerns such as the Cancer Fatigue Clinic to help patients manage fatigue during treatment
- Emotional support through our social work service, caregiver lounge, supportive care APRN, and pastoral care program
- Expert care through the Hereditary Cancer Program to identify those at high risk for breast and other cancers
- An on-site American Cancer Society Navigator who can provide direct assistance to patients with services such as transportation to treatment appointments, assistance with wigs and cosmetic concerns, up-to-date information kits, and a 24-hour hotline for immediate assistance
- The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System greatly improves the chances that patients will retain some of their hair during the course of their treatment.
Breast Cancer Information
View our Breast Cancer Resource Guide (Spanish) for more information about understanding your diagnosis, nutritional needs, clinical trials, survivorship planning, staying healthy and living longer, and much more.
The Breast Program at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center has been granted a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an accrediting body administered by the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC-accredited breast centers are dedicated to providing the best patient-centered care. The breast program is a regional center of excellence for women’s health that integrates state-of-the-art technology, investigator-initiated clinical trials, and personalized treatments. Training the next generation of breast health providers and educating the community is a priority.