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Breast Cancer Treatment

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    Einstein's breast cancer team includes over a dozen physicians and staff members who have been recognized for outstanding work by the nation's leading breast health organizations.

    We pair dedication with advanced technology to provide expert care.

    Einstein is one of only 15 approved Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) testing centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. This new breast imaging technique makes it easier to find cancer in dense breast tissue and the screening is much more comfortable than a mammogram.

    We believe early detection and treatment make a huge difference in your fight against breast cancer. Count on Einstein for advanced techniques to make an early and accurate diagnosis. We offer:

    • Magnetic resonance imaging (breast MRI)
    • Full-field digital mammography
    • High-definition ultrasound including SonoCiné
    • Oncotype DX® breast cancer test
    • Minimally invasive surgical procedures such as sentinel node and stereotactic breast biopsies

    Advanced options for treatment

    Cancer is a complex disease that often requires multiple types of treatment. Your care plan at Einstein may include:

    Radiation therapy

    Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy (also known as medical oncology)

    • Chemotherapy, which uses powerful drugs to attack cancer cells, is available at Einstein on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
    • Hormone therapy uses medicines to prevent cancer cells from multiplying.


    • An operation to remove all or part of a tumor to diagnose or treat your cancer.
    • We use the latest technology to identify the full extent of your cancer and offer both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as
      • State-of-the-art tumor staging via sentinel node biopsy
      • Breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy with radiation)
      • Reconstructive surgery (oncoplasty)
      • Skin-sparing mastectomy

    Cancer care provided by a team of experts

    You have access to an exceptional cancer team that has received a nationally recognized seal of approval from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This team, which includes Philadelphia magazine "Top Docs," is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best care.

    Collaboration is key. Our breast cancer team works with you and your family to develop and implement a program to meet your individual needs.

    Access to clinical trials

    Einstein's breast cancer team has a very active clinical trials program. These trials may provide you with the opportunity to take advantage of experimental drugs that offer new or improved cancer treatments.

    You may also benefit from our participation in several research cooperatives, including the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, two of the largest clinical research organizations in the United States.

    Susan G. Komen Philadelphia logo Living Beyond Breast Cancer logo

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    Accreditation & Partnerships

    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    American Society for Radiation Oncology
    NCCCP medium
    NCCCP Program Selection

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