Jefferson University Hospitals

Male Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer in men is treated in much the same way as it is in women. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the renowned experts at the Jefferson Breast Care Center will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

The Jefferson Breast Care Center has full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC recognizes centers that achieve the highest standards for breast cancer treatment in the areas of leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, which houses the Jefferson Breast Cancer Center, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. The NCI applies this special designation only to regional referral centers with a high level of clinical services and participation in national clinical trials. This special status as a national center testifies to the work of our basic and clinical scientists and physician researchers, who are on the forefront of advances against cancer.

Our team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other breast cancer specialists will give a thorough evaluation and devise a treatment plan based on the size of your tumor, its location and the type of cancer. Our physicians may also determine if you are eligible to receive experimental treatments through clinical trials conducted at Jefferson on an ongoing basis.

Our specially trained nurse breast care coordinator will assist you through every step of your treatment to ensure you receive the support, information and resources you need. The coordinator will help handle the logistics of your care and address any concerns you may have with your medical and support team.

Patient & Family Support for Breast Cancer

Additionally, we will provide you and your family a support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer survivors. Among the wide variety of support programs offered at Jefferson is our Buddy Program, which matches cancer patients with trained volunteer cancer survivors who have been through treatment themselves. These volunteers provide one-on-one support either over the telephone or on-site in the waiting area at the Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. You can also access services to meet your emotional and psychological needs during your course of treatment through the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health.