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Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. Each year more than 180,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States. Breast cancer comes in several different forms, which vary in their ability to spread to other parts of the body. Each type of breast cancer behaves in its own way, and accurately identifying the specific type is essential to effective treatment. 
 
The multidisciplinary team at the Breast Center offers a comprehensive approach to screening, diagnosis, treatment, and after-treatment support. Our team of specialists includes surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, genetic counselors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and social workers. As experts in the many facets of breast cancer care, our team members bring the latest knowledge in each specialty area, including advanced digital mammography and diagnostic imaging. A nurse program coordinator orchestrates all aspects of a patient's care and is the communications link for the patient and family.Programs and services we offer include (but are not limited to):
  • Digital mammography
  • Genetic counseling
  • Integrated holistic health
  • Lymphedema management
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Needle core biopsy
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Services coordination
  • Social services
  • Support groups
  • Ultrasound
For more information on breast cancer, visit University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview.

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Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Patient Stories

 Sherrie – Making time for your annual mammogram

For years, Sherrie was vigilant about getting her annual mammogram, but for no specific reason, she stopped. Several years later, she awoke with an achy upper arm and a sore breast—inflammatory breast cancer.

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