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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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While the management of breast cancer includes a variety of techniques, the primary treatment is surgery, either preceded or followed by chemotherapy.

At the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program in Pittsburgh, Pa., we use state-of-the-art treatment options to battle breast cancer, including:

Our specialists work closely to evaluate your breast cancer and determine the best course of treatment, based on:

  • Your type of breast cancer
  • Your tumor size
  • The stage of your breast cancer, if it has spread, and to what extent
  • Your prognosis

We also take into consideration your individual choices and encourage you to play an active role in deciding and planning your breast cancer treatment.

Holistic Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Program works with UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine, offering a holistic approach for treating and managing breast cancer.

The center offers both conventional and complementary therapies, personalized to suit your lifestyle and:

  • Assist in the management of disease
  • Strengthen self-awareness
  • Prevent illness
  • Create optimal health