Learning you have breast cancer can feel overwhelming. Breast cancer is complex, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re facing so you can be confident in the decisions you’re making.
The Nebraska Medicine Cancer Care team is dedicated to focusing on you, individually. Your cancer. Your treatment. Your well-being. Here, you will always be at the center of your care plan.
What to expect during your first visit
Prior to your first appointment, your medical files will be reviewed by our team of specialists. They will already be working on a plan tailored to your specific circumstances.
Your first visit will be a One Day, One Plan visit. During this visit, you’ll meet with the doctors who have been working on your treatment plan.
This team usually includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and sometimes plastic surgeons. Learn more about the team.
This first day can be a long one, so it might be helpful to bring someone along for support, and to serve as a second set of ears.
Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine
We bring more than 200 world-leading specialists and researchers together to transform the cancer experience. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Nebraska.
Genetic testing and advanced reconstructive surgery are an integral part of our treatment plans. Each component of your plan is based on your personal preferences.
Many of our specialists are directly involved in research to find new treatments and cures for breast cancer. This affords our doctors the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials, giving you early access to the newest drugs and most cutting-edge treatment options before they become widely available.
All patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which serves as both a treatment center and around-the-clock urgent-care-type facility for those battling cancer. A rare offering in the region.
Meet the Breast Cancer team
Our multidisciplinary breast cancer team includes a wide variety of oncologists, surgeons, geneticists, nurses, radiologists and pathologists who will work together to care for you.View More
Breast cancer care handbook
This handbook outlines everything you need to know about the stages of breast cancer, the medical professionals who will be helping you along the way and the treatment options available to you.View More
One Day, One Plan visits
During your One Day, One Plan visit, you'll meet with the specialists who are involved in your care in one setting, at one appointment.View More
All about mammograms
Nebraska Medicine cares about the health of women, and strives to provide specialists for every area of mammography and breast care. Get answers to your mammogram questions and learn more about our specialties.View More
Cancer support services
From support groups to wellness centers to help you with the physical and emotional changes you're experiencing, see a list of all our supportive services for cancer patients.View More
Awards and Accreditations
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Our multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each breast center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC Standards. Learn more.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Nebraska, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center provides the best in science and clinical practice. Our goal is to become an NCI “Comprehensive Cancer Center,” a top designation shared by only 45 centers in the U.S. Learn more.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
We are a founding member of the NCCN, a non-profit alliance of 30 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, that is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Learn more.
Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium
Nebraska Medicine is a founding member of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Members include medical centers and researchers who are affiliated with Big Ten universities across the country. Learn more.