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Breast Cancer Program

Each person experiences breast cancer differently. We tailor treatments, some of which are not widely available, and other services to meet your unique needs. But one thing remains the same: our team’s commitment to restoring your health.
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Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is a premier breast cancer program proudly serving our South Texas community. We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the region. You can count on us for innovative care, including the latest cancer drugs and surgical techniques.

It’s natural to feel anxious when facing a breast cancer diagnosis, and we won’t keep you waiting. We provide multidisciplinary visits where patients speak with multiple breast cancer experts and receive follow-up tests in one visit. And our team includes specialists who give you the support you need for an excellent care experience.

Breast cancer types we treat

Why choose us for breast cancer care?

Highlights of our program include:

  • Team approach: Your treatment reflects the expertise of multiple doctors specializing in breast cancer. Our team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, imaging specialists, pathologists and radiation oncologists. We work together to plan and deliver the treatments that are best for your needs and preferences.
  • Surgical expertise: Our team includes breast surgeons with additional fellowship training in breast cancer care. If you need reconstruction, you receive services from plastic surgeons who treat a high volume of breast cancer patients. Our capabilities help you receive the high-quality care you deserve. Browse our team of breast cancer specialists.
  • Safety: We use innovative techniques such as deep inspiration breath hold to deliver radiation therapy in short bursts while you hold a deep breath. We take frequent breaks, so you have a comfortable experience. This approach targets breast cancer while protecting your heart. Get more information about radiation oncology.
  • Support: Our breast cancer navigator coordinates services to keep your care on track. Whether it’s making appointments or connecting you with resources, including transportation and financial assistance if needed.

World-class breast cancer care in San Antonio

We partner with MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading cancer programs. This partnership means you have access to expanded treatment options close to home. Find out more about our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Timely breast cancer care

We help you start healing as quickly as possible with coordinated office visits. In one appointment, your visit may include:

  • Access to multiple doctors: You discuss treatment options with breast cancer experts specializing in surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology.
  • Additional testing: Many patients receive same-day procedures to take a tissue sample (biopsy), allowing us to confirm or rule out a cancer diagnosis. We also perform advanced imaging studies that may include breast MRI.
  • Real-time results: Breast imaging experts interpret scans as soon as they are available. They share the information with other members of your care team.
  • Support: You have the option of speaking with our breast cancer navigator to help plan the next steps of your care.

Research and clinical trials for breast cancer

In addition to proven care practices, you may opt to try new drugs that lower the risk of the cancer returning. We are exploring methods for using gentler treatments to achieve the same promising results people have come to expect of us.

Learn more about cancer clinical trials and research.