Breast Conditions

Surgical and Treatment Options

Treatment and Surgical Options for Breast Conditions

Changes to the Faulkner Breast Center

As of April 30, 2019, the Faulkner Breast Center will close, and all clinic activities will move to the Longwood Medical Area campus in Boston. To ensure a seamless transition for our patients, we will continue to partner with our medical oncology colleagues at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the care of our cancer patients; while our patients with benign breast issues or those who need surgery but do not have cancer, will be cared for by members of our team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center. 

A patient’s care team will not change; just the location of some appointments. Most surgical cases will still be performed at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and patients may continue to use the breast imaging services at Faulkner Hospital’s Sagoff Center. 

Should you have questions about your care, please contact your physician office directly. 

The Division of Breast Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides complete breast surgery care for women and men who have breast concerns or conditions, ranging from benign tumors to breast cancer. Our breast outpatient clinic, surgical and imaging services are available at multiple locations throughout Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

We provide outpatient clinic services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

We provide surgical services at three locations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

Breast imaging services are available at:

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth
  • Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center in Chestnut Hill
  • Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, our breast surgeons provide the highest level of expertise as the surgical oncologists for the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, a unique alliance between BWH, one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the country’s premier cancer centers. Your surgeon is an integral part of a team that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast imaging specialists, breast pathologists, plastic/reconstructive surgeons, genetic counselors and social workers. He or she will be by your side throughout your breast cancer journey—providing surgical care personalized for your specific condition, including advanced options such as participation in clinical trials focused on tailoring local treatments to the individual patient, radioactive seed localization and nipple-sparing mastectomy.

You will meet with your multidisciplinary team at same-day visits for your initial consultation as well as during treatment. This makes appointment scheduling easier for you and enables immediate and interactive discussions between you and your caregivers. We also connect patients with an array of support and rehabilitation services so they can successfully complete their treatment course.

If you have concerns about your risk for developing breast cancer, our Breast cancer Personalized Risk assessment, Education and Prevention (B-PREP) Program offers an in-depth risk survey which allows your team to provide you with tailored screening recommendations, genetic counseling if needed, and education about prevention and risk-reducing options including novel clinical trials focused on lifestyle changes.

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