Jefferson University Hospitals

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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 breast cancer support that considers all of your medical and emotional needs.

What Sets Jefferson Hospital Apart

Breast cancer treatment in Philadelphia starts with the expert surgeons and doctors at the Jefferson Breast Care Center. With full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBS), the Jefferson Breast Care Center has been recognized by the NAPBC for achieving 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 including breast cancer. This special status as a national center testifies to the work in breast cancer that our basic and clinical scientists and physician researchers, who are on the forefront of breast cancer research and treatment.

Breast Cancer Patient & Caregiver Support

At Jefferson, we will provide you and your family a breast cancer support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and breast cancer survivors.

Among the wide variety of breast cancer support programs offered at Jefferson is our Buddy Program. This part of our support program matches cancer patients with trained volunteer breast 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 breast cancer services to meet your emotional and psychological needs during your course of breast cancer treatment through the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the best way patients can receive new breast cancer therapies and procedures. To find out if a breast cancer 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.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our breast cancer specialists, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).

If you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and/or seeking a second opinion for breast cancer treatment, call our Breast Care Coordinator, Theresa Morsa, RN, at 215-955-5120 or 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).

Our Breast Care Coordinator with help arrange your appointment, provide you information about your visit, and give the resources and support needed during your cancer treatment.