Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    This procedure can be done through a small incision in the armpit at the time of a lumpectomy or mastectomy to see if the cancer has spread.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • Breast Cryotherapy for Fibroadenoma
    Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided freezing therapy of breast fibroadenomas in office as an alternative to open surgery. The procedure uses extreme cold to completely and safely destroy tissue under local anesthesia, with no significant discomfort or scarring. Recovery is immediate

  • Breast Reconstruction
    Our breast reconstructive surgeons can offer women several options depending upon their specific body type and breast cancer treatment.

  • Breast Ultrasound
    A breast ultrasound is typically recommended when your screening mammograms have shown something suspicious, and your physician needs a better look to make an accurate diagnosis.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • Liquid Biopsy of Solid Tumors
    Researchers at Jefferson's Medical Oncology Associates at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have pioneered and implemented new tools to monitor a patient's cancer in real time through a simple blood test.

  • Lumpectomy
    Unlike a mastectomy, which removes the entire breast, a lumpectomy entails the removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the rest of breast.

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Mammogram
    Using digital technology, our physicians are able to obtain images of the breast that are of higher contrast and show finer detail to allow for more thorough evaluations.

  • Mastectomy
    If it is determined that breast conservation is not an option or if you choose a mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer, our skilled plastic surgeons may be able to provide immediate breast reconstruction.

  • PET & PET CT
    Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging study that is most commonly performed for the oncology patient for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of tumors, and for monitoring therapy.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • Rapid Access Radiation Therapy (RAP-PT)
    Rapid Access Radiation Therapy provides pain relief for cancer that has spread to the bone as a source of comfort for patients with advanced cancer. It can be used as an alternative to narcotics or in addition to other pain medications.