Breast Cancer Care

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Breast Cancer Care at Anna Jaques Cancer Center

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’re already familiar with many of the emotions that come with this life-changing condition. There’s fear and anxiety, sadness and grief, just to name a few.

At Anna Jaques Hospital, our cancer center offers one more word: Hope. Our team of dedicated, caring breast cancer experts is here by your side every step of the way.

Our highly trained cancer specialists at the Anna Jaques Cancer Center include board-certified, highly skilled medical oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and pathologists. They partner with nurses, therapists, pharmacists, technologists, support staff and other professionals dedicated to your well-being.

Specializing in minimally invasive procedures and breast conservation techniques, we provide leading-edge care, encompassing the full range of diagnostic and treatment options.

The Anna Jaques Cancer Center is affiliated with Beth Israel Lahey Health. This means you receive world-class care close to home, with access to advanced treatment options and other specialists when needed.

Early Detection & Diagnosis

Through the Gerrish Breast Health Center, we provide exceptional breast health care. Our center uses the latest risk assessment protocols and screening guidelines to detect cancers in the early stages. Services include:

The Gerrish Breast Care Center is one of only 19 certified breast centers in Massachusetts recognized as a certified breast center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This recognition means you can be assured our center delivers the highest quality of care available today.

Advanced Treatment Personalized To Your Needs

You deserve cancer care that’s as unique as you are. Your care team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s based on your cancer type, cancer stage, age and general health.

Treatment planning happens during a multidisciplinary clinic where you’ll meet with cancer specialists from many disciplines during one convenient appointment. The team will answer your questions, discuss your treatment options and provide a unified care plan.


Many people with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. Surgery can help prevent and detect breast cancer, determine how much it has spread and remove tumors.

Anna Jaques Cancer Center offers several surgical treatment options for people with breast cancer:

  • Lumpectomy — Surgery to remove only the tumor from your breast.
  • Mastectomy — Surgery to completely remove your breast.
  • Specialized procedures such as core biopsy, image-guided surgery and breast conservation techniques.
  • Breast reconstruction during or after a mastectomy to achieve the best cosmetic results.
Additional Breast Cancer Treatments

Your care team may recommend other cancer treatments in addition to surgery. These can include the following:

  • Chemotherapy uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body or slow their growth.
  • Lymphedema therapya massage-like technique that uses light pressure to treat lymphedema, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment. Lymphedema is swelling that can affect different parts of the body after cancer surgery.
Genetic Testing

Genetic testing may be part of your care plan, as well. It can help determine if your cancer is related to hereditary cancer syndromes. If so, you may choose to take additional steps for future cancer prevention and encourage other family members to get tested.

Based on your test results, your cancer care team will develop a screening and prevention strategy tailored to your individual cancer risks.

Additional Resources

Anna Jaques Cancer Center and other community organizations offer extensive programs and resources for people dealing with breast cancer.

Reach To Recovery

Reach To Recovery is a free peer support program of the American Cancer Association. It connects those with breast cancer to volunteers who have experienced breast cancer themselves.

Runway for Recovery

Runway for Recovery provides emotional and financial support for families who have lost a loved one to breast cancer.

Tender Loving Care

The “tlc” website and catalog of the American Cancer Society offers products to help ease the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, such as hair loss.

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Treatments We Offer

Our expert care teams are proud to provide the latest in effective test and treatment options for breast cancer, including:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Mammography
  • Surgical oncology

Services & Specialties

Your Anna Jaques cancer care team works with other specialty providers to ensure continuity of care for all your needs.

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