Breast cancer is primarily treated in three ways: with medicine, with radiation and/or with surgery. Your team of cancer physicians may include:
- Medical oncologist
- Radiation oncologist
- Surgical oncologists
- Other specialists
You can also consult the key below for a description of specialties:
Hematology and Oncology
Physicians who coordinate and oversee your breast cancer care. Medical oncologists specialize in the medical treatment of cancer, such as chemotherapy.
Physicians who specialize in treating cancer with radiation therapy, called radiation oncologists.
Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.
General surgeons, including surgical oncologists.
Surgery – Plastic
Surgeons specializing in plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction.