"It was the best decision I ever made. My care here was the best I could have had, and I loved that…as much as you can love being treated for cancer, of course!"
— Mary Brookhart

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Breast Treatments and Services

Over the past two decades, we have seen major improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. With increased early detection and surgery options that conserve much of the breast, some of the trauma associated with breast cancer has been reduced, and chances for long-term survival have increased. Emory's Breast Team, who works in conjunction with the breast cancer team at the Winship Cancer Institute is committed to finding the best and most effective treatment for our patients.

The goal of treating breast cancer is to eliminate the cancer from the body and prevent it from returning. We typically approach this with a combination of treatments including surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy/hormone therapy. Breast cancer treatment is a multidisciplinary effort that involves cancer experts, and specifically, breast cancer specialists from the Winship Cancer Institute. Each breast cancer patient's treatment regimen is unique and depends on many factors. We offer the following breast cancer treatments. Emory's Breast Team will work with you to design a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs and preferences.

Screening and Diagnostic Imaging

The Emory Breast Imaging Center provides mammography and other breast screening options for the detection of breast tumors and lesions. Breast imaging has greatly enhanced the successful diagnosis and treatment of cancer in its earliest stages. Learn more >>

Oncology Services

Oncology services offered via the Emory Breast Health Center include medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology. Learn more. Learn more >>


The Pathology Department at Emory specializes in examining breast tissue biopsies to determine specific characteristics of the tissues in both benign and cancer diagnoses. Learn more >>

Supportive Care

Supportive, or palliative care, is a medical specialty that focuses on the many ways serious illness affects patients. The goal is to help the whole person by relieving the physical and non-physical suffering disease may bring. Learn more >>

Nutritional Services

Nutrition plays an important role in breast cancer prevention and treatment. Recommendations about diet and eating for cancer patients can be different from general suggestions for healthful eating. Learn more >>

Lymphedema Therapy

Our specially trained physical therapist can help you understand what lymphedema is, what can trigger it, and ways to prevent or manage symptoms. Learn more >>

High Risk Clinic

The high risk cancer assessment team at the Emory Breast Center provides comprehensive screening and education for patients at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Take our quiz to see if you're at a high risk. Learn more >>

Reconstructive Plastic Breast Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery is an option for patients who have had a mastectomy. Emory Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons can rebuild the breast to nearly the same size and shape as it was before, and the nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Learn more >>

Breast Conservation Therapy

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