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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.

  • Radiation Oncology

    Physicians who specialize in treating cancer with radiation therapy, called radiation oncologists.

  • Pathology

    Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.

  • Surgery

    General surgeons, including surgical oncologists.

  • Surgery – Plastic

    Surgeons specializing in plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction.

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