Breast Cancer Program in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin includes a complete team of breast cancer specialists who work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. We provide care in a compassionate environment, and are dedicated to guiding and supporting you through your entire journey.
Caring for the Individual Woman
No two women are alike. Every patient in the Breast Cancer Program receives care and treatment tailored to her unique situation. We offer innovative breast-conserving surgeries, advanced approaches to radiation treatment, expertise in the latest drug therapies and sophisticated breast reconstruction procedures.
In the Breast Cancer Program, the care experience is built around you. Our physician specialists work as a team to provide each patient with a comprehensive treatment plan. And our new patient coordinator makes sure you get all the appointments, tests, services and support you need.
The Breast Cancer Program is one of 13 disease-specific programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Patients benefit from completely coordinated treatment and a seamless care experience.
Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives
Early detection – monthly breast self exams, combined with regularly scheduled mammograms, and an exam by your doctor at least once each year – can dramatically increase your chances of surviving breast cancer.
One Place for Complete Services
Services available at the Breast Care Center include screening, diagnosis, treatment, nutritional counseling and more. Women also have access to our Breast Cancer Cognitive Evaluation Services, which specialize in helping cancer patients cope with cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes that may be caused by their disease and/or treatment.
The Clinical Cancer Center's hub model builds the entire care experience around patients. Dedicated program coordinators answer questions, address concerns, coordinate treatment and help you along in your journey.
Full Team of Breast Cancer Specialists
The physicians and staff of the Breast Cancer Program devote their practice to caring for women with breast disease. They understand the complexity and variety of breast malignancies, and they are completely up-to-date on the latest therapies and treatment approaches.
Our team of physician specialists includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast imaging specialists, pathologists and plastic surgeons. The program also includes breast cancer nurse practitioners —clinical nurse specialists who focus on the needs of women with breast cancer, board certified genetic counselors, and registered dietitians and social workers who specialize in helping cancer patients.
A Leading Research Center
Physicians in the Breast Cancer Program are national and international leaders in efforts to understand breast cancer and develop more effective treatments. (A selection of their research work is available in our Academic and Physician-Authored Publications section.) Because of their dedication to scientific research, our physicians are able to offer patients the very latest advances in breast cancer treatment. Their active involvement in national clinical trials gives many women access to promising investigational therapies.
Outcomes That Exceed National Standards
The physicians and staff of the Breast Cancer Program have made a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of care available. Our standard of care is to offer breast conservation to our patients whenever this approach is reasonable and appropriate.
- The program’s breast conservation rate is above the national average.
- At the same time, our survival rates consistently exceed national statistics.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Center has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an initiative of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes organizations offering the highest level of quality care in breast health. Read the media release.
The Breast Care Center at Froedtert Hospital is also recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
With this accreditation, you can be sure you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Helping Women Understand Their Real Risk
Women concerned about their risk of developing breast cancer can receive a thorough risk evaluation and a customized breast health plan through our High Risk Breast Cancer Program.
A Unique Regional Resource
The Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & the Medical College is a unique resource for women in southeastern Wisconsin. Find out more about the program highlights that make us stand out in the region.