Disease & Drug Info

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States. Each year in the United States, about 227,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

At New York Oncology Hematology, our dedicated team of medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, including internationally-recognized breast cancer specialists, use the latest breast cancer treatment technologies to create a unique treatment plan for each patient. They are available to take questions and guide you through the process of starting a treatment plan that is right for you.

Our cancer treatment services are delivered in a non-hospital setting at locations in the Albany, Amsterdam, and Saratoga areas. Each cancer center is designed for your convenience with free parking and ground floor access for easy patient pickup and drop-off.

 
  • It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know the risk factors, and perform self-examinations regularly to detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stages. This involves regular self-examinations and watching for changes that are specific to your breasts.

  • If you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have many questions and concerns to address. At NYOH, we are with you every step of the way: from creating a personalized treatment plan to getting a second opinion; investigating clinical trial options to life after treatment.

  • Today, we know there are many different diseases included under the umbrella term “breast cancer.” Understanding your particular diagnosis, including the role of hormones, can help you better understand the  treatment plan your physician recommends and whether heredity plays a role in your particular cancer.

  • The stage and type of breast cancer you’ve been diagnosed with will determine your course of treatment. You and your doctor will decide on a personalized treatment plan. Some of the most common types of breast cancer treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, high-dose radiation, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy.

  • Breast reconstruction can vary depending on your age, body type, and the type of breast cancer surgery that you had. A plastic surgeon can explain the risks and benefits of each type of reconstruction. Learn more about breast reconstruction if you're considering that after a mastectomy. 

  • New York Oncology Hematology offers the largest, most comprehensive clinical research operation in the Capital Region. In partnership with the US Oncology Network, our patients have participated in clinical research trials leading to 42 new FDA-approved cancer therapies.

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Testimonials

    Read real stories from cancer survivors, including breast cancer survivors, right in your community. Learn about their patient experience and why they trust New York Oncology Hematology with their cancer care.

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