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Breast Cancer Program

At the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients with breast cancer receive highly personalized, state-of-the-art care from experts who specialize in every dimension of treatment, including screening, imaging, diagnosis, surgical treatment, reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, and rehabilitation. In addition, we offer specialized services to help women create long-term strategies for survivorship and prevent a recurrence.

The heart of the Breast Cancer Program is our team approach. At UConn, every woman’s case is carefully reviewed, on an ongoing basis, by a diverse group of caregivers including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, genetic specialists, researchers, oncology nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and more. Because no two women are the same, and no two breast cancers are the same, each case receives unique, thoughtful analysis by an experienced group of specialists. We strongly believe this leads to optimal care for every woman.

Along with our team approach, other services for women with breast cancer at UConn include:

  • Care from nationally recognized experts and an accomplished and experienced medical team
  • Today’s most sophisticated technologies
  • Access to today’s most promising clinical trials to enhance care
  • Unique services to address all of your concerns, such as the Cancer Fatigue Clinic to help patients manage fatigue during treatment
  • Emotional support through our social work service, pastoral care program and the William Raveis-American Cancer Society Navigator Program that provides direct assistance to patients every step of the way throughout their care
  • Easy access to the vast resources of the American Cancer Society including support groups like Reach to Recovery, assistance with wigs and cosmetic concerns through Look Good Feel Better, as well as up-to-date information kits and a 24-hour hotline for immediate assistance
  • Expert care through the Cancer Prevention Program for Women and Hereditary Cancer Program to empower patients with ongoing knowledge to help prevent a recurrence

Breast Nurse Navigator

UConn’s Breast Nurse Navigator is a nursing professional who is dedicated to coordinate the clinical, educational and supportive needs of our patients who are either facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis or newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The Breast Nurse Navigator is here to help you and your loved ones navigate along the way.

The Breast Nurse Navigator serves as a consistent and knowledgeable clinical resource to assist patients throughout their course of treatment. She coordinates care between health care providers (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, physician’s office) and connects patients and families to resources for disease management or treatment-related problems. She identifies the educational needs of patients and families and ensures that these needs are met.

To contact our Breast Nurse Navigator, call 860-480-1981.

Thanks to support from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and other national groups, as well as generous support from the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, our team is also engaged in exciting research to improve breast cancer diagnoses, treatments and prevention strategies.

Breast Cancer Information
Please follow the links below to obtain up-to-date information from the National Cancer Institute. These links delve into cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and provide a wealth of additional resources.

Our Specialists and Staff

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To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-579-7822 or 860-679-2100.

Referral Line for Physicians: 860-480-1981

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