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The UF Health Breast Center’s comprehensive medical team provides compassionate care and personalized treatment options for you and your family.

We bring together clinicians and researchers dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases. Our mutli-disciplinary team features UF Health breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists working together to streamline care for women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as women at high risk for breast cancer.

Dr. Spiguel and every member of my team is amazing. I have immense love for them and feel incredibly lucky and blessed to have them in my corner.

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Watch Patient Debbie Paine's Story

Debbie Paine

Debbie Paine was diagnosed with breast cancer after results of her mammogram came back abnormal. When she turned to UF Health for treatment options, Debbie found a team of medical professionals ready to embark with her on her journey to beat cancer. Her multidisciplinary breast cancer team was composed of surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists working together to devise a treatment course tailored to her specific breast cancer care needs.

For Debbie, her care involved surgery and targeted therapy with radiation to eliminate cancer cells. Some patients may only require surgery; while others may need to leverage chemotherapy or other common breast cancer treatment options.

Like all UF Heath breast cancer patients, Debbie was given access to a nurse navigator, who helped guide her through any issues that she encountered. In addition to delivering case management services, nurse navigators also provide support, both clinical and emotional, for the duration of a patient’s treatment course.

Read about Debbie's story or read a blog post about the details of her care.

Our nationally recognized experts offer state-of-the-art treatment options for benign and cancerous breast conditions, including therapies that are available only through clinical trials. We also provide services for women who are at a high risk for developing breast cancer

Hear From One of Our Surgeons, Dr. Lisa Spiguel

Lisa Spiguel

You can read more about Dr. Spiguel's story here.

The UF Health Breast Center is proud to be a nationally recognized center of excellence, and is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer Centers. Our expert team cares for patients with:

With one phone call to (352) 265-7070, patients can schedule all appointments and receive personal assistance from our breast center team, which is available to answer questions and coordinate medical services.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Optimal management of breast cancer may involve a combination of surgery and radiation and/or medical therapies. Together, these treatments provide patients with the greatest chance of cure and the lowest chance of cancer recurrence.

Combining different types of treatment - known as multidisciplinary care - is at the core of the breast center team’s approach to treating breast cancer. New patients are reviewed during the center’s weekly Breast Cancer Tumor Board, where UF surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, rehabilitation specialists and social workers collaborate to design comprehensive and personalized treatment plans for every patient.

To ensure a seamless transition from your referring physician, a dedicated nurse navigator will coordinate all aspects of your care, from the initial visit and evaluation through treatment and recovery, including follow-up consultations.

With one phone call to (352) 265-7070, patients can schedule all appointments and receive personal assistance from our breast center team, which is available to answer questions and coordinate medical services.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is the first and leading proton therapy facility in the Southeast. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, our expert physicians have treated more than 10,000 patients and over 20 cancer types, helping patients around the world achieve excellent success and quality of life.

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Clinical Trials: Breast cancer

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

HIIT following breast cancer chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is an effective breast cancer treatment, which helped to increase the 5-year survival rate to approximately 95%. However, breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to chemotherapy than adults without…

Status
Accepting Candidates
Ages
18 Years - 85 Years
Sexes
Female
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Community and Patient Programs: Breast cancer

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

Calendar Events and Lectures: Breast cancer

UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group
HealthStreet
Gainesville, FL 32608

Join the UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group to meet with oncology experts. Registration is required. Facilitator UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital…

UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group
HealthStreet
Gainesville, FL 32608

Join the UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group to meet with oncology experts. Registration is required. Facilitator UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital…

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News and Patient Stories: Breast cancer

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