Caring for you every step of the way
Our Approach to Breast Cancer
If you or a loved one has recently discovered a lump in the breast, had a suspicious mammogram or been diagnosed with breast cancer, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville is here to offer hope, compassion and care.
Our team of breast cancer experts use the latest technology to precisely diagnose and treat the type and stage of your breast cancer. We offer the most aggressive treatments available, including genetic testing, breast cancer clinical trials and highly-targeted radiation therapy.
As a patient, you’ll receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Through our partnership, patients also benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
“My philosophy of care is to guide my patients through their diagnosis and treatment options so they can feel comfortable making important decisions."
– LAILA SAMIIAN, MD, FACS, Director of the Breast Program
Why choose Baptist MD Anderson?
Advanced Treatment & Care
At Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients benefit from our evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means experts meeting to discuss your specific case and create a personalized care plan for your type of breast cancer.
You will meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location to make communication between all of your caregivers easy. Your nurse navigator will provide education about your diagnosis, coordinate your appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support each step of the way.
Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important too, so care plans also include support services from social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as survivorship and prevention.
Types of breast cancer we treat
We provide a wide range of treatment options for all types and stages of breast cancers, including:
If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.
Breast Cancer Clinic
Within our specialized clinics we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The breast cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 7 of our cancer center.
For screening and prevention, services are located across the street:
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Our care team brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists together for each patient.
I had the most wonderful help, care and support from everybody there. The entire team takes the time to answer your questions and to just sit with you.
— Joanie Heighes
After finishing her radiation treatments, Joanie shares her patient perspective on the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.