Breast Cancer Program
Breast Cancer Program
The UVA Breast Care Program offers advanced diagnostic and screening options for women and men, and personalized care and support for patients who need breast cancer treatment. Whether you are newly diagnosed, concerned about symptoms or have a family history of cancer, the breast care team at UVA is here to help. All UVA breast surgeons and imaging physicians are fellowship trained in breast cancer, positioning the UVA Breast Care Program to offer more collective expertise and a greater depth of knowledge in diagnosing and treating breast cancer than other regional breast care programs.
Breast Cancer Screening & Treatment
Our radiologists are dedicated breast experts. They focus solely on breast imaging using techniques such as mammograms (screening and diagnostic), 3D mammograms (tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound and breast MRI. If breast cancer is suspected or diagnosed through screening, you’ll get an appointment with a breast surgeon in less than one week. The breast care team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, breast radiologists, social workers and other experts. At the forefront of their efforts is the patient.
We offer extensive support services for breast cancer patients, including dedicated licensed clinical social workers to meet with you and your caregivers, nutritionists, Flourish, a boutique that offers stylish yet functional items for women going through breast cancer treatment and more.
Breakthroughs in Treatment
UVA Cancer Center is at the forefront of the field in delivering novel breast cancer treatments and therapies. CT or image-guided, high-dose targeted radiation combined with surgery (IORT)is only available at UVA Cancer Center and delivers a predetermined dose of radiation directly to the tumor site, protecting surrounding tissues, while allowing for more accuracy in locating the tumor for resection.
Although we offer the opportunity for qualified patients to join clinical trials that could lead to new treatment options, we certainly respect the decision not to participate. However, joining clinical trials when you have the opportunity to do so could save your life and the lives of many others with breast cancer.