Breast Cancer

Penn Medicine is a leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and research trials for breast cancer in women and men.

Breast cancer, the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast, is the most common type of cancer among women, excluding skin cancer. Each year in the United States, nearly 200,000 women and some men are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Our cancer specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing breast cancer, which is the first and most important step in the development of a personalized treatment plan. After a diagnosis is confirmed, your treatment plan is developed by a team of specialists who work together and who treat breast cancer exclusively. This team may include a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist depending on your specific needs.

In addition, you will benefit from the research of Penn physicians and scientists who work relentlessly to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Research advances are applied to the delivery of care quickly. This approach has transformed patient care, has led to new therapies that improve the quality of life for women with breast cancer, and has made Penn a leader in the field.

Breast cancer is treated at the Abramson Cancer Center, within the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center, and within the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Read more about our many services and each specific type of breast cancer.