If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with breast cancer, here are a few things to consider as you begin to deal with it.
Take care of yourself
It's important to take care of yourself during this time. Taking care of yourself and getting the support you need may be one of the most important things you do for yourself. You may want to join a support group or talk to a nutritionist, patient support specialists, counselors, or chaplain.
Breast cancer patients at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center will be treated by a team of physician specialists in:
Our team provides innovative treatments for breast cancer, including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.
Our experienced cancer line nurses can help you find the right specialist.
To make an appointment and become a patient – Call 800 789 PENN (7366) or request an appointment on line
Where will I be seen?
Patients come to us from many different points along the cancer experience. Depending on the situation patients may be seen by specialists in one or more of the clinical areas listed below.
Our patients come to us from many different points along the cancer experience.
Depending on the situation patients may be seen by a specialist in one or more of the following clinical areas.
Your primary care doctor can refer you to the appropriate specialist or call 800-789-PENN (7366) and talk to a Cancer Line Nurse who will discuss your situation and refer you to the right specialist.
Prior to your first appointment, you may be asked to send information on the testing and care you have already received. The information needed varies by specialist.
The Patient Service Representative or New Patient Coordinator, who schedules your appointment, will let you know the exact information that needs to be sent.
Below are some examples of information that you may need to send:
During your visit, your doctor will:
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