Disease Information

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer), and it begins within the glandular tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Each year in the United States, about 227,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Virginia Oncology Associates offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide patients with the best possible care during their breast cancer journey. We are also eager to explain the facts and answer your questions at every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained physicians and staff is committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients during their care with us.

We understand that a new diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming. Our team of cancer specialists will arrange your consultation quickly so you can get the information you need. Also, our medical team will help you, and your family, make individualized treatment decisions. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue with routine activities of daily life.

Virginia Oncology Associates breast cancer treatment services are delivered in a non-hospital setting at our 11 locations in Chesapeake, Elizabeth City, Franklin, Hampton, Kitty Hawk, Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.

Review this section's important information about breast cancer detection and staging, treatment options and surgery, as well as breast reconstruction as you prepare for an appointment with your oncologist. After reviewing these sections, ask your cancer care team any additional questions that you may have about your individual situation.

Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Breast Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information, and more.

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United in Healing with the US Oncology Network