Breast cancer is the most common cancer in all U.S. women and the second-leading cause of cancer death.
At this time there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.) And Martha Jefferson's five-year survival rate for breast cancer is superior to state and national averages.
At Martha Jefferson Cancer Center, from the time the patient first enters the door, the cancer specialists work together to accurately diagnose and stage the cancer and determine optimal treatment choices. Physicians can review cases as a group at the weekly multidisciplinary cancer conference, or simply pick up the phone to confer with a colleague.
For the patient, the continuous, behind-the-scenes communication translates to individualized treatment options designed to fit patient and family needs and lifestyle. Thanks to active physician partnerships with NCI-sponsored cooperative groups, eligible patients have access to the most promising research trials.
Among the services we offer patients with breast cancer are: