Comprehensive Care for Breast Health

No matter where you are at in your journey, at Indiana University Health Cancer Centers we work hard to provide you highly specialized experts throughout every step. As a patient, you will have access to specialized radiologists, surgical oncologists, and plastic surgeons, as well as nurses, care coordinators, dieticians, physical therapists, social workers and pharmacists – all dedicated to providing the highest level of care for you. In addition to our multi-disciplinary team, you’re encouraged to utilize the IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center for services including support groups, art and music therapy and wig fittings.

Breast Cancer Patient Journey

Equipping you with the correct information and guiding you to make the best decision possible, is our goal.

Screening and Biopsy
You’ll have the best chance for early detection with an annual mammogram. IU Health offers a range of leading-edge technologies for detection. Should you need a biopsy, here is more information on the process.

Diagnosis
If you’ve been diagnosed, you won’t be going through this alone. Our team of experts is here to guide you through your process with an individualized plan for your specific breast cancer diagnosis.

Surgery
Within 48 hours of diagnosis, you can meet with a surgical oncologist to gain an understanding of your treatment options. Our physicians utilize different procedures, and in all cases are sensitive to preserving the shape of the breast, and finding the best solution for you.

Treatment
We understand every patient has specific treatment needs. Learn more about the types of treatment options and what you might experience – including chemotherapy, radiation and the latest in clinical trials.

Navigating Breast Cancer

During your journey, the registered nurse care coordinator is your main point of contact for coordination and integration of care. Call 1.844.440.48HR to connect with the care coordinator today.

Breast Cancer Advancements

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Many cancer treatment facilities are increasingly focusing on minimally invasive procedures. At IU Health we are focused on using the procedure that best fits the patient and the diagnosis.

3D Mammogram

Three-dimensional mammography has become an exciting new technology in early detection. To find the best solution for you, speak with your primary care physician or an imaging technologist.

Prevention

IU Health offers a high risk breast cancer program where you will meet with a physician during your first visit to develop a personalized prevention plan. Aside from the physicians, patients have access to a certified genetic counselor, lifestyle counseling and advanced risk assessments through this program.