Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop some form of breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Men can also develop breast cancer; however, male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all breast cancer cases. Regular screening and mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread.
If you have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have a lot of questions or concerns. That’s completely normal and we’re here to assist in making decisions that are right for you and your family. Our team of radiation oncologists in the Atlanta area will help guide you through selecting and receiving the course of treatment that may work best for you.
Radiation therapy is one of several types of treatments for breast cancer that is often given to patients as part of an overall plan that typically includes surgery and may also include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or targeted therapy. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer you have options for where to receive radiation therapy in the Atlanta area.
The most common symptom of breast cancer is the presence of a painless lump or mass in the breast.
Breast cancer is not a single disease, but rather a collective of a number of different types of the disease.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, the oncologist will need to determine the extent (stage) of the disease in order to prepare the best treatment plan.
There are several types of breast cancer treatment options available today thanks to years of ongoing breast cancer research.