The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper offers breast cancer care from preventive screenings to breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy — and everything in between. Our team of expert breast cancer specialists is committed to providing you with personalized treatment while helping you navigate your care.
The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center is the South Jersey’s largest and most experienced breast cancer team.
In addition to outstanding cancer treatment services, we are committed to helping you manage life every step of the way. Our nurse navigators are there to answer your questions and help guide you through testing and appointments. Our supportive care services team can help you through every stage and aspect of your cancer journey, from nutrition counseling, behavioral medicine, and complementary medicine therapies, to education programs and support groups.
Our clinical trials program offers you the opportunity to take part in studies using the next generation of breast cancer care – treatments that may not be available at other hospital.
And for those at risk of breast cancer, MD Anderson at Cooper’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program provides women with a comprehensive risk assessment and customized recommendations, to prevent and/or detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.
At MD Anderson at Cooper, our specialist are on the forefront of today’s advanced diagnostics and treatment approaches for effective cancer treatment that may further improve the breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatments of tomorrow.
As one of South Jersey’s leaders in breast cancer detection, we have the advanced tools and technologies to accurately detect and stage breast cancer, including the latest in mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy, and state-of-the-art pathology services.
MD Anderson at Cooper also offers a full range of breast cancer treatment options, including unique services like MRI-guided radiation treatment, lymph node surgery and preventive mastectomy. And our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center allows us our breast cancer team to offer you the same advanced treatment options and clinical protocols offered at the renowned MD Anderson in Houston.
Our breast cancer care experts include breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, other cancer specialists, and an array of health care and support service providers who offer the compassionate and care you need and have come to expect from MD Anderson at Cooper.
Our specialized team members harness the expertise of their fields to provide you with a unique and personal approach to treating your breast cancer. Our breast cancer center doctors are consistently named among the “Top Docs” in their fields by Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Inside South Jersey Magazine, NJ Monthly and the Best Doctors in America. They are supported by advanced practice providers and other health care specialists including nurse navigators to guide you and your family through every step of your breast cancer treatment.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
At MD Anderson at Cooper, we take a unique approach to your breast cancer care and treatment. We integrate the expertise of a broad and diverse group of specialists to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Our team approach to cancer care and treatment brings together a team of breast cancer experts and supportive care providers who work together to provide you with comprehensive, coordinated care.
Here are some of the specialists who are part of your breast cancer care team here at MD Anderson at Cooper:
- Breast surgeons – our breast surgeons specialize in a wide range of state-of-the-art breast cancer surgeries and procedures.
- Medical oncologists – the medical oncologists at MD Anderson at Cooper treat your cancer with chemotherapy and other cancer fighting medical treatments. They help manage symptoms and side effects associated with your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Radiation oncologists – our radiation oncologists use advanced radiation therapy technologies that destroy tumors with radiation, while avoiding normal, healthy tissue.
- Reconstructive surgeons – the reconstructive surgeons work to recreate all or part of a breast that surgeons have removed to treat breast cancer, making the breast look and feel as natural as possible.
As a patient, you will meet with one of our breast surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists for a complete evaluation of your cancer. Your breast cancer team will then work together – and with you - to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your particular type of breast cancer.
Our nurse navigators and supportive care services team members are by your side every step of the way, helping to guide you and provide you with education, social services, nutrition counseling, complementary medicine therapies, integrative oncology, and other services that can help you manage your diagnosis and treatment.