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Breast Cancer Overview

  • Breast Cancer Overview

    Kristen Collins was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 40 and underwent aggressive treatments at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.
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  • At the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Oncology Program at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our team of experts works together to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for patients with breast cancer. We are committed to providing every patient with the best and most personalized treatment options available, taking advantage of the full range of services of a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center.

    Exceptional Care for Patients with Breast Cancer

    • Extensive experience in diagnosing and managing even the most complicated cases.
    • Compassionate and experienced clinicians. Our doctors and nurses specialize in breast cancer care, drawing on the latest discoveries to provide highly advanced patient care.
    • Personalized treatment plans based on you, your needs, and the details of your specific cancer situation.
    • The latest and most advanced care possible. Our teams have developed approaches that are changing the way doctors are caring for patients around the world.
    • An average of 50 clinical trials available at all times for all stages of breast cancer.
    • Tissue-preserving procedures and precise surgical and radiation therapy techniques that provide the best results possible. We also are leaders in breast reconstruction.
    • Specialty care designed specifically for young adults with breast cancer, women with inflammatory breast cancer, and women with hereditary breast cancer. These are model programs being replicated around the country.
    • Expert symptom management teams to help you feel better throughout your treatment.
    • Genetic evaluation for patients who have a personal or family history that suggests an inherited risk of or tendency to develop breast cancer.
    • Access to social workers, psychiatry, integrative therapies, pain specialists, nutritionists and exercise physiologist.
    • Access to fertility specialists who have unique expertise in providing care to women who are battling cancer and have concerns about future fertility.
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  • Center for BRCA and Related Genes

    Mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, and BRCA-related genes confer increased risk of certain cancers when inherited. These mutations can also be acquired by the cancers themselves. The Center for BRCA and Related Genes provides comprehensive care for patients with inherited and acquired mutations, including clinical therapeutic trials, trials of risk-reducing strategies, and studies of novel early detection markers.

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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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    See patient satisfaction survey results for different Dana-Farber locations collected by Press Ganey, an independent company experienced in patient satisfaction surveying.

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    Eating Well During Cancer Video Series

    This video series and resource toolkit features Dana-Farber nutrition specialist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, and explores how diet can help support your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.

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    Live Video Webchat Series

    Our physicians have pioneered research discoveries that have changed the way doctors care for patients around the world. Learn more about these latest advances in our live video webchat series.

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    Nutrition Tips

    Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment. They have special training in oncology and nutrition.