Thanks to progress in screening, diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer — the most common cancer in women and the second most deadly — is also one of the most treatable. Miami Cancer Institute’s committed and compassionate team is determined to fight it using the latest proven treatments and intensive follow-up care with all the support services you might need. Our breast cancer program offers:
- Multidisciplinary clinical care from a team of breast imaging specialists, medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons specializing in breast cancer and breast reconstruction, allied health professionals, patient navigators, genetic counselors, social workers and other breast cancer experts at the top of their fields.
- A personalized treatment and follow-up plan tailored to the type and stage of your breast cancer, as well as your personal preferences, age and general health.
- Advanced breast imaging techniques, including digital and three-dimensional (3D) mammography, breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound and other technologies. Miami Cancer Institute has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.* *
- Breast reconstruction options that can often be done immediately after breast cancer surgery if desired.
- A patient navigation program to help streamline and manage your care, so you can focus on healing and living.
- An intensive survivorship program to monitor and treat any recurrence, manage side effects and ensure that you and your family have access to all the resources you need.
- Boutique services with personal attention to help you look and feel your best during treatment and beyond.
- A compassionate approach to care delivered in an environment that promotes healing and wellness.
We’re also committed to collaboration and sharing knowledge beyond our walls to help improve breast cancer care now and for future generations. As Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a dynamic, clinical collaboration with one of the world’s top cancer centers. We have aligned with their standards of care to ensure our patients receive the latest and most advanced evidence-based treatments, close to home.
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control and may form a tumor. The cancer cells can invade surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Though diagnosis and treatment have greatly improved survival and quality of life for women with breast cancer, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death for women, after lung cancer. More than a quarter million new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Breast cancer is very rare in men (less than 1 percent of cases), but still affects thousands of men each year.
The survival rate for people with breast cancer is around 90 percent, and may be as high as 99 percent when the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. Increased use and improvements in mammography have led to more cancers getting diagnosed in early stages, while they are easier to treat. Also, modern surgical techniques are less invasive than in years past, and chemotherapy and other forms of treatment are more effective. Most side effects can be treated or managed.