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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the third leading cause of death for women in the U.S. The good news is that breast cancer is a disease that can be treated and cured.

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There is hope, innovation and support available for those with breast cancer here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Patient Care and Treatment:

People diagnosed with breast cancer may talk with surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, gynecologists, social workers and nurses, and will have their mammograms and pathology slides read all in one day at one visit.

For those who need treatment for breast cancer, our philosophy is breast preservation, through lumpectomy and radiation therapy, when possible. We also offer immediate reconstruction using the patient's own tissue.

Research and innovation:

We offer clinical trials exclusive to our cancer center, as well as those sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Much of our research focuses on breast cancer stem cells to learn more about them and to determine the type of therapy most likely to destroy the cells.

We're sensitive to the anxiety women and men with breast cancer experience, so counseling and emotional support are integral parts of the Breast Care Center. Our patients have access to Patient Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit this area of this website. We outline the services available to our patients at every point in their care, including survivorship.

Make an appointment/referral

To make a first time appointment, please call 734-936-6000 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST). If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Appointments web page.

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

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