Treatments and Technologies for Breast Cancer
We are on the forefront of breast cancer treatment and technology advancements.
At OhioHealth, we offer comprehensive treatment options and develop a care plan that’s best for you and most effective in treating your type of breast cancer.
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatments and Technology
Our expert breast surgeons collaborate with other specialty areas to precisely determine the best treatment approach for you and your type of cancer.
Our chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies are highly individualized. Your medical oncologist, in collaboration with your breast cancer care team, will work together to determine and monitor the most effective chemotherapy treatment for your cancer. Our outpatient infusion centers offer a comfortable, convenient setting for treatment.
We also offer targeted therapies. These drug treatments block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules that are involved in the growth, progression and spread of cancer. This includes hormone therapy.
Testing cancer cells for mutations in genetic content can assist with selecting targeted drug therapy and understanding prognosis.
Radiation therapy is unique to each individual and directed by your radiation oncologist. All OhioHealth radiation therapy locations have real-time access to your plan of care, so you can schedule your appointments at whatever location best fits your availability.
One of the newest and most aggressive options in cancer treatment today, interventional radiology targets and treats cancers that cannot be treated surgically by using heating, cooling or microwave energy to kill tumor cells. Patients benefit from low-risk complications and, in some cases, return home the same day.
We provide manual therapy treatments and techniques to reduce lymphatic fluid accumulation (tissue swelling).
Our specialized therapists develop an exercise program to improve joint mobility, restore flexibility, reduce pain and improve strength so you can safely return to your usual activities.
Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Research and Innovation
OhioHealth actively participates in regional, national and international research networks so that you have access to the newest treatments and therapies— including clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center® in Houston.
Clinical trials are carried out by a team of healthcare experts who will connect you with the latest advances in cancer care, working closely with your primary care physician.
To learn more about our clinical trials, contact OhioHealth CancerCall at (614) 566.4321 or 1 (800) 752.9119 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chemotherapy and biotherapy for both cancerous and noncancerous conditions, including intravenous, intraperitoneal, intravesicular routes and intrathecal chemotherapy administration at some infusion locations.
- Transfusion therapy
- Intravenous antibiotics
- Intravenous hydration and electrolyte replacement
- Iron infusions
- Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections (such as Epogen® and Neulasta®)
- Intravenous gamma globulins
- Therapeutic phlebotomy
- Central venous catheter maintenance
- Peripheral and central venous catheter lab draws
- PICC line placement at some locations
- Individualized patient education
- Integrative therapies at some locations, such as massage, art therapy, acupuncture and nutrition counseling
- Oncology patient navigation
- Pharmacist consultation