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Expert Breast Care at Providence Holy Cross

We know that a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. Our world-class providers and support team are experts in breast cancer treatment and care. We provide many effective treatment options for breast cancer. These include surgery to remove any tumors and cancerous tissue, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy including IORT. Since we also offer access to new therapies and clinical trials, your treatment plan can be as advanced as possible and better developed to treat breast cancer.

Call 833-923-3551 for an appointment or request one online.

2278.0 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m

Expert Breast Care at Providence Holy Cross

We know that a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. Our world-class providers and support team are experts in breast cancer treatment and care. We provide many effective treatment options for breast cancer. These include surgery to remove any tumors and cancerous tissue, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy including IORT. Since we also offer access to new therapies and clinical trials, your treatment plan can be as advanced as possible and better developed to treat breast cancer.

Call 833-923-3551 for an appointment or request one online.

2278.0 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

In partnership with City of Hope, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center offers patients convenient access to leading edge diagnostic services and some of the most advanced breast cancer treatments and clinical trials.

Our services are provided by a cancer care team that not only understands the importance of comprehensive support, but also values each patient’s individual needs. Our goal is to continue treating patients in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, while providing advanced levels of breast cancer treatment that live up to our standards for quality and compassionate care.

What you can expect from Providence Holy Cross
  • The same comprehensive, cutting edge services offered by major academic centers, provided in the community hospitals you know and trust
  • A team of specialists in every aspect of breast care who collaborate across multiple locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work
  • World-class treatment options, including access to the latest clinical trials
  • Personal support, beyond treating the disease, that eases the ripple effects on your emotions and your life
  • Specialized cancer nurse navigators that work with our team of cancer professionals to coordinate the care for patients and help refer patients to community-resource providers
Personalized treatment plan

Your personalized treatment plan will depend on factors that are unique to you, from your specific diagnosis to your personal health and preferences. But one thing that most patients can count on is that it will take a team. And that’s where Providence Holy Cross, in partnership with City of Hope, shines.

Your team may include multiple experts who specialize in very specific aspects of treatment, as well as nurses, nurse navigators, dietitians, genetic counselors and others, all collaborating on your care. Collaboration is key, and we do it well. One way is through regular case review meetings, where members of your team, as well as Providence experts from outside your team, gather to review patient cases and to share clinical opinions, recommend treatments or symptom-management strategies, suggest opportunities for clinical trials and optimize care coordination. 

From the latest targeted therapies to the most innovative approaches emerging through clinical trials, Providence leverages the full power of today’s most advanced, evidence-based therapies to treat breast cancer.

Providence provides expertise in treating all types of breast cancer, including rare forms.

  • Ductal cancers start in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple.
  • Lobular cancers start in the glands, or “lobules,” that produce milk.
  • In situ indicates abnormal or cancerous cells that have not spread beyond the duct or gland.
  • Infiltrating or invasive cancers have spread into surrounding breast tissue.
  • Metastatic cancers have spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

The cancers we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC): This is the most common type, making up 70-80% of all breast cancers. It begins in the lining of the milk ducts and then grows through the ducts into the nearby breast tissue. If not treated, it can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): This is a non- or pre-invasive cancer that is still confined to the milk ducts, but that may become invasive.
  • Infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC): Another common form of breast cancer, this type begins in the lining of the milk-producing glands and grows into the breast tissue. Without treatment, it can spread outside of the breast.
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS): These abnormal cells, confined to the milk glands, are not technically considered cancer and don’t typically become invasive. However, they do increase the risk of developing cancer in either breast in the future.
  • Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC): In this rare and very aggressive disease, cancer cells block the lymph vessels of the breast skin, causing inflammation, swelling, redness and thickening of the skin. This fast-spreading cancer can metastasize without quick treatment. About 1-5% of breast cancers are inflammatory.
  • Metastatic breast cancer (MBC): While breast cancers that have spread to other parts of the body can’t be cured, there are many treatments that can help keep them under control for years.

The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances of successful treatment. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to any changes in your breasts that could be signs of breast cancer. Understanding what is normal for your breasts, and what isn’t, can be lifesaving.

Symptoms to pay attention to

In the very earliest stages, breast cancer has no outward symptoms. Sometimes the earliest sign is a tiny lump, or mass, that’s detectable only on a mammogram. As the disease progresses, however, more noticeable changes might appear. These can vary widely — while a lump is the most common symptom, it is by no means the only one. Any of the following changes could be a warning sign of breast cancer:

  • A lump in the breast or armpit area
  • Thickening or redness of the breast skin
  • Swelling in all or part of the breast
  • Dimpling, puckering, irritation or scaliness of the breast skin or nipple
  • Pain or tenderness in the breast or nipple
  • A nipple that turns inward, flattens out, pulls to one side or changes direction
  • Bloody nipple discharge or unilateral discharge other than breast milk

These symptoms may be signs of breast cancer in men as well as women.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you notice a potential symptom of breast cancer, or if you’re concerned about any changes in the way one of your breasts looks or feels, please call your primary care provider or breast care specialist. While these symptoms don’t always indicate cancer — sometimes they are signs of something less serious, such as a cyst or an infection — it’s important to have a physician evaluate them right away. Don’t wait to see if they go away on their own. It bears repeating: treating breast cancer successfully is much easier when it’s caught and treated early.

Why Choose Us for Breast Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We know how important family celebrations and special occasions can be. Together let’s finish cancer so you don’t have to miss any of these moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your breast cancer care. You’ll experience this in our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As a patient, you’ll be supported through your entire cancer journey by our expert care team of breast cancer specialists. You’ll be treated by board-certified medical oncologists and radiologists. If surgery is required, our world-class breast and plastic surgeons use the most advanced techniques, such as breast-sparing and reconstructive surgery. It’s a team-based approach to breast cancer. Your cancer care team may include oncology nurse navigators, physical therapists and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment – from prevention and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great breast cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities,  and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at. As part of that mission, we offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local breast cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons 10,000 breast cancer patients and 50,000 cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence is well-known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies for breast cancer. For instance, research teams within the Providence network have developed a one-of-a-kind breast cancer database containing details on thousands of breast cancer cases. The valuable information in this database is contributing to groundbreaking research into the evolution of breast cancer that may transform breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in or benefit from one of over 120 clinical trials happening across the Providence network for breast cancer treatment.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

Our patients are the center of everything we do:

  • Our unique patient navigator program offers navigators specific to each cancer type to assist you throughout your cancer journey.
  • Our beautiful, modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies.
  • We also offer robust research labs not found in local, community-focused hospitals.

Learn more about the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

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