Breast Cancer

What Is Breast Cancer?

Cancer that begins in the breast. It is one of the most common types of cancer in American women. Doctors don't yet know what causes breast cancer. Once breast cancer occurs, cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body, making it life-threatening. The good news is that breast cancer is often found early, before it has spread, and more treatment options exist than ever before. That means there's more hope of beating breast cancer.

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RWJBarnabas Health provides New Jersey’s most comprehensive breast health care and breast cancer treatment, with dedicated breast centers for preventive screening, diagnostic screening and world-class treatment options for breast cancer at every stage.

Our centers include American College of Radiology designated Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence, and state-of-the-art digital mammography, computer-aided detection, breast MRI, and minimally invasive breast biopsy options. Our patients also have access to breast cancer clinical trials that provide the most promising options for treating advanced cancers of the breast.

New Jersey’s Breast Cancer Experts

RWJBarnabas Health Breast Centers are staffed by expert breast cancer teams, with board-certified breast radiologists, breast pathologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists that deliver leading edge therapies for all forms of breast cancer.

Our breast cancer care is multidisciplinary - with advanced diagnostic technologies and therapeutic breakthroughs led by experienced breast cancer specialists, and a singular focus on the whole patient, not just their cancer.

RWJBarnabas Health Breast Centers provide the highest quality care for breast cancer - including a full range of support services and amenities that offer integrative, complementary therapies to reduce the stress associated with a breast cancer diagnosis.

To learn more about our cancer specialists for your needs visit our physician finder.

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