Breast Cancer & Benign Disease
Superior Breast Surgeons in Chicago
Highly Trained Breast Specialist Doctors
At least one woman out of eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Although less common, men are diagnosed with breast cancer, as well. Breast cancer is diagnosed following a screening mammogram or after a lump is found upon examination. Patients with family members with breast cancer or other specific types of cancer may be at increased risk due to genetic mutations.
Breast Cancer and Benign Disease Treatment
Breast lump removal, or lumpectomy, is the optimal treatment for a non-cancerous (benign) breast tumor, which is a non-life-threatening growth that does not spread to other parts of the body. After surgery, a benign lump usually will not recur.
A cancerous tumor can be treated with breast surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and endocrine (hormone) therapy. Various types of breast tumor operations are available, including local excision (removal of the cancerous area and a portion of the surrounding tissue) and mastectomy (removal of the whole breast). The type and stage of breast cancer dictate the treatments the patient will receive.
Choose the Chicago Institute of Advanced Surgery
The surgeons at the Chicago Institute of Advanced Surgery follow the most up-to-date National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines. We work closely with medical oncologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, geneticists, radiation oncologists and your primary physician to provide multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art breast cancer care.