An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease in which breast tissue cells start growing abnormally and uncontrollably. In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is rare in men.

If you have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, or you've been told you may be at high risk of developing it, talk to the specialists at City of Hope. Our integrated team of professionals will guide you and your loved ones through each step of the journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and survivorship.

Request A Consultation

To make an appointment or to get a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Our Expertise

City of Hope, located near Los Angeles, California, is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of breast cancer. We have been named a best hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade and a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation that recognizes our commitment to cancer treatment, research and education.

As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based breast cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.

Highlights Of Our Breast Cancer Program:

  • superior breast cancer survival outcomes in the greater Los Angeles region, with a higher percentage of breast cancer survivors over the past 10 years.
  • A personalized treatment approach guided by your unique needs and background, including molecular and genetic testing of your cancer to find the most effective therapies
  • Our leadership and experience in minimally invasive and complex surgeries – such as combining cancer removal and breast reconstruction in one operation
  • Highly precise radiation therapy delivery that can target the breast tumor better while minimizing exposure to normal breast tissue
  • A wide portfolio of drugs that can fight cancer better with fewer side effects
  • Ongoing research and clinical trials of promising new therapies and ways to predict for benefit from treatment
  • A comprehensive supportive care program to address a wide range of cancer — and treatment-related concerns
  • Tests, consultations and treatments are coordinated and provided at our Women’s Center for greater convenience
  • Long-term survivorship and follow-up program focused on minimizing recurrence risk and improving quality of life
  • Identifying tumor markers to predict for benefits from treatment
  • Breast cancer risk assessment based on genetics, personal, lifestyle and environmental factors

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