Early detection of breast cancer translates to a greater chance of survival and affords the patient more treatment options. At Nebraska Medicine medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and breast cancer researchers work together as a team to determine the best treatment approach for each breast cancer patient. Patients at Nebraska Medicine may have the opportunity to participate in breast cancer clinical trials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as part of their treatment program.
Utilizing the newest technology and procedures available, breast cancer is considered to be very curable. Depending upon the stage of diagnosis and the type of cancer a patient has, the overall survival rate is near 80 percent. Targeted therapies, combined with traditional treatments, are improving the outcomes for breast cancer patients. Targeted therapies refer to treatments that attack tumors with minimal harm to healthy tissue.
Patient care extends beyond chemotherapy and radiation at Nebraska Medicine. Breast cancer support and education groups are available. The Life Renewal Center works to renew confidence and esteem during and after cancer treatments. The Survivorship Program offers clinics focused on transitioning a breast cancer survivor back into the care of their primary care physician.
At Nebraska Medicine, women have access to advanced mammograms performed and read by breast imaging specialists for accurate and reliable diagnosis. To make an appointment for a mammography at either the main campus location in midtown Omaha or at our west Omaha location at the Oakview Medical building call 1-800-922-0000.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
- Accreditation of Radiation Oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- First hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link. Make an appointment with a breast cancer specialist by calling 800-922-0000.
There are several treatment options available for breast cancer. At Nebraska Medicine, the multidisciplinary group of physicians review each case to determine an individualized treatment plan which may include:
Topics in this article include:
- What causes breast cancer
- Breast cancer risk factors
- Symptoms of breast cancer
- Diagnosing breast cancer
- Breast cancer treatments
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