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The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center
If you are facing a potential diagnosis of breast cancer, it is natural to feel concern. At the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center, we can help. Our Center provides state-of-the-art prevention, detection and treatment services in a compassionate and caring environment at convenient locations throughout southern New Jersey.
The MD Anderson Cooper Difference in Breast Cancer Care
The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is uniquely equipped to provide the people of our region with the most advanced treatment options because…
- MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is the region’s leading center for the detection, evaluation and treatment of breast cancer. Patients can confidently look to Cooper for the very best in cancer diagnosis and care.
- The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center is able to offer patients access to state-of-the-art treatment options, including the latest clinical trials.
- MD Anderson at Cooper physicians are leaders in cancer research and care. Many of them are among the Philadelphia region’s “Top Docs” in the treatment of breast malignancies and other types of cancer.
- Our physicians are respected educators at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. As a result, they are completely familiar with significant, new developments taking place in cancer treatment.
Commitment to Preventing Breast Cancer
Certain individuals are considered to be at higher risk for breast cancer, particularly if they have a history of the disease in their family.
The Breast Cancer Center offers these individuals risk assessment and counseling, as well as screening and long-term follow-up through the Cancer Genetics Program. Through this innovative program, Cooper’s highly trained staff—including a geneticist, medical oncologist, nurse educator and genetic counselor—provide expert evaluation of each patient.
In some cases, MD Anderson at Cooper physicians may prescribe a preventative agent that have been proven successful in reducing the risk of breast cancer in certain women. MD Anderson at Cooper is also pleased to be participating in the Cooperative Family Registry for Breast Cancer Studies, a National Institute of Health project to decipher the hereditary components of breast cancer.
Expert Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
An early and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer is important. MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper offers the most advanced diagnostic services, including:
- Routine mammograms with an on-site radiologist.
- Full diagnostic breast studies, including ultrasound.
- Mammotome Breast Biopsy - a minimally invasive procedure using stereotactic and ultrasound-guided technology for maximum accuracy.
A Team Approach to Breast Cancer Care
Each breast cancer patient is under the care of an entire team of specialists. This team includes breast surgeons, pathologists and radiologists, as well as nurses, technicians, social workers and other support staff. An important member of the group is the nurse coordinator. She facilitates care, educates the patient about treatment options, and serves as liaison between doctors and patients.
The specific treatment recommended depends on the particulars of each case and on a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition. Options include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, surgery or a combination of these. In cases where a mastectomy is necessary, every effort is made to help the patient regain the best quality of life possible. Physical therapy, surgical reconstruction and positive emotional support assist the patient in achieving a more complete recovery.
Patients and their families can be sure that everyone associated with our Breast Cancer Center is committed to providing the understanding care and emotional support so important to cancer patients.
Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer
Thanks to funding from the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical companies, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is actively engaged in a large number of clinical studies focusing on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. These include women dealing with all stages of breast cancer, ranging from newly diagnosed to advanced disease. Cooper physicians believe this research has the potential of providing significant, new breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment.
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