Caring for the whole person
Breast Cancer Treatment
Having cancer is a life-changing experience for you, your family and your friends. At Baptist MD Anderson in Jacksonville, we know the best cancer treatments are tailored specifically to you by a team of specialists. From the nurse who takes your vitals to the plastic surgeon, we collaborate together to focus on you.
Your cancer treatment plan is based on your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your own preferences. As part of our approach, patients receive care based on the same processes and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
Together, we’re leading the local fight against cancer.
At Baptist MD Anderson, we’re ready to fight for you every step of the way. As part of your treatment, you are assigned a nurse navigator, who has specialized training in caring for patients with breast cancer to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Your personalized treatment plan will be based on:
- The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
- Molecular, clinical and genetic features of the disease
- Your health history
- Your personal goals
Your treatment plan will be designed to improve your quality of life and reduce the risk that your cancer will return. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat your cancer or help relieve symptoms.
Explore your options
Clinical Trials at Baptist MD Anderson
At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer clinical trial studies for emerging and innovative therapies for breast cancers. Through a collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Network, our patients benefit from access to cutting-edge treatments and trials that are shaping the future of cancer care.
We offer select clinical trials with MD Anderson, as well as multiple unique clinical trials from leading pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, National Clinical Trials Network, private sector companies and individual physician investigators.
A complete approach to care
Your Multidisciplinary Team
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your team is made up of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists who together to work on your specific case.
As part of your treatment, you are also assigned a nurse navigator. Our nurses have specialized training in caring for patients with breast cancer. Your nurse navigator will be there to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
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:
What to expect at
Your First Appointment
As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you will meet with a medical oncologist. Your team is made up of oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, radiation oncologists, and nurses who are subspecialized, meaning we have an expert for your specific type of cancer. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.