The breast health specialists at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital include fellowship trained surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons and clinical cancer geneticists who work together to provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the breast health program at MedStar Georgetown is an NCI designated Cancer Center and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Designation by these programs demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to and efforts in patient care, cancer research, patient education and community outreach.
Standard radiation can involve five to six weeks of therapy. But with IORT, there is a single dose delivered in the operating room immediately following a lumpectomy. If you are considering treatment options, ask your MedStar Georgetown provider if a lumpectomy and IORT might be right for you.
Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can trigger a wide range of emotions. Our Survivors Offering Support (SOS) program pairs newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors to help make the breast cancer journey less confusing. Survivors share insights into their personal breast cancer experience while providing information and emotional support.