Jefferson University Hospitals

Breast Cancer

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If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can feel confident that the renowned breast cancer specialists including surgeons and doctors at the Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

What Sets Jefferson Hospital Apart

The Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia 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 in Philadelphia, 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 breast cancer.

Patient and Caregiver Support

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 Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the best way patients can receive new therapies and procedures. To find out if a clinical trial might be right for you, ask your health care provider or contact the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Management Office at 215-955-1661.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to speak with a JEFF NOW® representative who will schedule an appointment for you.