Breast cancer is the most frequent oncological disease in women in all age groups across Italy and European Union. About 40,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Italy every year and the latter is a leading cause of death in women of 35-50 y.o.
Breast Oncology departments deal with breast pathology and implement national and European directives relating to the care of patients with breast cancer. In the management of patients affected by breast cancer specialists with different focus are involved. This model aims to take charge and offer patients with oncological breast disease in all phases a multidisciplinary assistance by healthcare professionals with specific expertise in the breast sector with the primary objective of guaranteeing timely diagnosis, rapid implementation of surgical and medical treatments and the highest quality of care.
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The Breast Unit offers a multidisciplinary and multi-professional approach for the cure and care of patient affected by breast cancer. Medical oncologists work closely to dedicated surgeons, radiotherapists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, geneticists and psychologists to ensure fast diagnosis, rapid implementation of surgical and medical treatments, and the highest quality level of care at all stages of the disease.