Expert Care and Support

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, please know that you are not alone – we are here for you. The breast care team at Orlando Health Cancer Institute is here to support you throughout your journey to recovery. Our compassionate experts are dedicated to giving you personalized care and treatment that is tailored to your unique needs.

Our highly trained experts have been treating breast cancer for more than 35 years. We pioneered multidisciplinary care 15 years ago, which brings together the strengths of numerous specialists to treat even the most complicated cases of breast cancer. Our nationally accredited team includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists; pathologists; rehabilitation specialists and reconstructive surgeons. We use the latest diagnostic tools, next-level treatments, a comprehensive plastic surgery program and clinical trials with access to advanced treatments.

We provide a full range of clinical support services for your treatment and to manage your symptoms. This includes genetic counseling, nutritional guidance, physical and lymphedema therapy, psychological counseling, express symptom management program and virtual visits, and oncology nurse navigators who will guide you through your care journey. Throughout your treatment, we will manage your symptoms so you can feel better. And our team understands the importance of getting treatment close to home, so we offer high-quality care throughout Central Florida. Together, we will work to create a treatment plan for your journey toward healing and recovery.


Types of Breast Cancer


There are several types of breast cancer, with each defined by the specific breast cells that become cancerous. These include:

Risk Factors

There are several factors that have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. These include:

  • Age: If you’re 55 or older
  • Sex: If you’re a woman
  • Family history: If you have parents, siblings or children who have been diagnosed
  • Genetics: If you have certain genetic mutations (BRCA1 and BRCA2)
  • Smoking: If you smoked for many years or currently smoke
  • Drinking Alcohol: Your risk goes up the more you drink
  • Excess weight: Being overweight or obese
  • Radiation exposure: If you’ve had radiation to your head, neck or chest
  • Hormone replacement therapy: If you’ve used this to treat menopause symptoms
  • Early menstruation: Before age 12
  • Late menopause: After age 50
  • Age at first pregnancy: If you had your first child after the age of 30, or if you never had children

Meet the Breast Cancer Care Team

As members of your greater cancer care team at the Cancer Institute, we work to deliver outstanding care and the best possible outcome.

  • Clinical Trials

    When appropriate, we also offer our patients the option to participate in clinical trials to try a promising new medical drug or other treatment.

  • Diagnosis and Treatments

    Making treatment decisions can be overwhelming. Our promise is to work with you to find the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.

  • Request an Appointment

    If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, our highly specialized team is ready to evaluate you and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Get Your Free Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer

From the moment, you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, your life is changed forever. At Orlando Health Cancer Institute we understand the range of emotions you feel and your need for the very best information so you can make important choices about your care and treatment.

In our free Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer, you will find helpful information, including the following: overview of breast cancer, symptoms and risk factors, details about diagnosis and holistic treatment options provided by our team of oncologists.

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