At Providence, we work with you to personalize your treatment plan, depending on factors unique to you. We leverage the full power of the most advanced therapies, while surrounding you with a care team every step of the way.
Your plan may include:
Surgeries may involve a lumpectomy, mastectomy or breast reconstruction.
Complementary and alternative medicines
Providence Integrative Medicine offers naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic services and massage therapy. We use safe, natural therapies that have been shown by science to ease side effects associated with cancer treatment and to support your overall healing. Our integrative medicine and oncology teams work together to ensure a well-rounded approach to your care.
Genomic sequencing looks at your tumor’s DNA so that your physicians can understand the unique mutations. This helps your care team determine what treatments may be most successful.
Many of our breast oncologists are also researchers who are leading studies for various types of breast cancer. Providence Cancer Institute is a leading site in the Pacific Northwest for novel clinical trials.
For some breast cancers, you may need radiation to try to shrink the tumor. Providence offers multiple types of radiation therapy, including new MRI-guided radiation therapy technology (MR-Linac). This technology can deliver more precise radiation treatment because of its ongoing MRI monitoring of organ movement during treatment. MR-Linac decreases damage to healthy tissues and organs. It also provides stronger, shorter and more effective radiation therapy, compared to standard methods.
Systemic therapies, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy (anti-estrogen) and immunotherapy can be used together or separately to target breast cancer cells. These drugs may be injected into a vein or taken by mouth to enter the bloodstream and treat the cancer. Providence has been involved in developing new immunotherapy treatments for more than 25 years. We are also known globally for robust research and breakthrough treatments offered to patients.