Our medical oncologists, specializing in breast cancer, represent a group of highly dedicated and trained physicians devoted to the care and treatment of breast cancer. From initial diagnosis to post-treatment care, medical oncologists at the Dubin Breast Center offer consultations, second opinions, treatment, and follow-up. We use a various types of medications to treat cancer, including:
- Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill remaining cancer cells. We give it in many forms including pill, injection, or intravenously.
- Biologic therapy uses medications or substances made by the body to treat cancer by increasing or restoring the body's natural defenses against cancer.
- Targeted therapy is an advanced way to treat specific characteristics of cancer cells by altering how the body responds to them. For example, medications can block the growth of new blood vessels or block chemical signals that allow cancer cells to grow and function.
- Hormone blocking therapy takes advantage of the fact that estrogen binds to the cells in many types of breast cancers, stimulating them to grow and divide. Anti-estrogen drugs prevent the binding of estrogen, which stops the cells’ growth.
For Your Appointment
For your initial consult, please be sure to have all records (radiology, pathology, etc.) faxed to office prior to your appointment.
If your pathology slides are at another institution, we will want them to be reviewed by our pathologist here at Mount Sinai. Please obtain them from the hospital where your biopsy was performed. Call the pathology department of that hospital to arrange to personally pick them up or if it is more convenient, you can request that the hospital send your slides to our office.