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Breast Cancer Treatment

Compassionate Care & Cutting-Edge Solutions

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be confusing, overwhelming, and intimidating. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is here to walk with you through this process. We offer access to cutting-edge anti-cancer drugs, clinical trials, our newest TomoTherapy Linear Accelerator radiation machine, and so much more.

Since 1996, Our Breast Health Center located in the Cancer Care Center has offered a comprehensive, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic programs, boasting a full spectrum of clinical and support services. We address prevention, early diagnosis, and control of advanced cancer. With our knowledge, expertise, technology, and compassionate care, we are able to maintain the highest quality of breast care at PVHMC.

What Makes Our Program Different

  • Access to the most advanced, current breast health care
  • Compassionate, caring treatment for every patient
  • Integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective care
  • Unique support services, resources, and wellness programs
  • Advanced medical technology and innovative treatment options
  • A multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) for improved accuracy
  • Accreditation as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • Oncology Nurse Navigator

In addition, we offer many advanced treatments, including surgeries (lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction), the newest in drug therapy, advanced radiation therapy, clinical trials and research studies.

With a warming, caring atmosphere, patients feel welcomed the moment they walk into our Cancer care Center. We also make sure you and your family have the support and resource you all need to navigate this time.

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

APBI can be administered through two different treatment options. The first is the use of external beam treatments on a linear accelerator. The other option is to insert a catheter balloon into the lumpectomy cavity and irradiated through a radioactive source. With either method, the irradiated area is so small that treatment can be accelerated to two treatments for five consecutive days rather than one treatment for six weeks in the case of normal whole breast treatment methods. This is not only convenient in saving time, but it can also prevent the removal of the entire breast, allowing for natural cosmetic results after treatment is completed.

Hundreds of women with early-stage breast cancer have benefited from APBI treatment since 2002 when it first gained FDA approval. While not yet the standard of care in this country, APBI has so far shown to be equally as effective as whole breast irradiation. If you would like to learn more about this alternative treatment option, call a PVHMC cancer specialist today.

For more information about Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Breast Health Center, please call 909.865.9555.