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Treating Breast Cancer

An MRI revealed breast cancer in Jackie’s breast. From proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center to breast reconstruction with Penn Plastic Surgery, her team at Penn created a treatment plan specifically for her cancer and her life. The side effects were minimal and this mom beat cancer without missing a beat.

“My life, and the promise I made, is worth Penn Medicine.”

- Jackie Simms | Breast Cancer Survivor

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Patient Stories


Hear From Our Breast Cancer Survivors:

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Tara Feiner

BRCA2 Mutation, At-Risk for Breast/Ovarian Cancer

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Lauryn H.

Breast Cancer Survivor

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Jackie Simms

Breast Cancer Survivor

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Kim Reed

Breast Cancer Survivor

Know Your Risks. Understand Your Options.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, excluding skin cancer. And about 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary. The good news is that if you are found to be at risk or if your breast cancer is detected early, it is treatable.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s more important than ever to ask the right questions. Access these resources to determine your risks, understand your options and make an informed decision about your treatment.

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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Take our Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to estimate your or a loved one's lifetime risk of breast cancer, compare your risk to the average for your age and ethnicity, and identify your different types of breast cancer risk factors.

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Get a Second Opinion

Second opinions can help you make a more informed decision about your cancer treatment. You may discover additional treatment options for your type and stage of cancer, or confirm a current treatment approach.

When faced with any diagnosis of breast cancer, time and expertise matter.

At Penn's Abramson Cancer Center we bring together nationally recognized breast experts for the full spectrum of breast health care, from advanced screening options to advanced surgical and treatment options to survivorship care planning.

We offer our patients:

  • Advanced screening and multi-modality breast imaging including 3-D digital mammograms (tomosynthesis), breast ultrasounds, breast MRIs and more
  • Genetic testing and counseling for patients and families at increased risk for cancer and related genetic mutations such as the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes
  • Expert surgeons who perform the most complex surgeries and breast reconstruction with some of the best outcomes in the nation
  • Proton therapy, the most advanced radiation therapy that destroys tumors with more precision and fewer side effects
  • Access to the most clinical trials for breast cancer in the Philadelphia region
  • Support groups, integrative oncology, counseling, nutrition classes, physical therapy, yoga and more

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When facing cancer, time matters.

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Tell us a little about yourself, and one of our breast cancer nurse navigators will contact you.

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