Who will be my specialist if I am diagnosed with Breast cancer?

Ideally a team of specialists will be involved with breast cancer treatment starting with the Radiologists who diagnose the breast cancer through various forms of imaging. The Pathologist will confirm the cancer via laboratory testing from a biopsy sample and a breast surgeon will discuss treatment options with you relating to surgery. This discussion will include the options of a lumpectomy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgery -depending on the type and stage of the breast cancer. Normally this is followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Treatment options will vary from patient to patient and treatment plans are adapted to best treat a particular type and stage of a cancer.