[December 2008] Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers cancer among women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 178,000 new cases in 2007.
Breast symptoms such as lumps, discharge, pain or abnormalities on mammograms are extremely common. Although only a small percentage of these symptoms turn out to be caused by cancer, they produce a great deal of anxiety and worry among women. Click here for breast cancer statistics.
When women are facing a possibly life-threatening condition, they want the most expert care possible. At the Yale-New Haven Breast Center, the emphasis is on providing coordinated simultaneous appointments with all the appropriate specialties. If a woman is being evaluated for a breast abnormality, she can often have a breast imaging study by a breast radiologist at the same time as her appointment with the breast surgeon. Similarly, if she has breast cancer, she can be evaluated by the breast surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist during the same visit to the multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic. The program provides convenient appointments, rapid diagnosis and treatment and access to the most up-to-date technology and research protocols. Most importantly, patients receive personal, friendly, confidential care that is designed to meet the needs of the whole patient, not just treat the disease.
Specialties available at the Breast Center include:
Yale Cancer Center Clinical Trials
The Yale Cancer Center plays a crucial role in developing the next generation's health care solutions by testing tomorrow's medicines today. We are involved in nearly 1,000 clinical research trials in many different specialty areas. The participants in these studies help answer important questions about the best ways to diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Click here for more about clinical trials at YCC.
Listen: Yale Cancer Center Answers on Breast Cancer
Yale Cancer Center Answers is a weekly radio show hosted by physicians of the Yale Cancer Center. Topics include:
What's New- A Breast Cancer Symposium
The latest on breast cancer prevention, detection, and therapy, and an update on recent research advances.
Reservations are required by 10/31.
To register call: (888)700-6543
The program is free to the public.
Breast Cancer Physicians
Lee, Carol H., MD
Miller, Kenneth D., MD
Martel, Maritza, MD
Black, Dalliah Mashon, MD