Let's Beat Breast Cancer Together
RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s leading cancer care provider, is partnered with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – universally recognized for its scientific breakthroughs.
Together, we stand behind our patients with an army of the nation’s top breast cancer specialists, outstanding genetic counseling programs, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, pioneering research, clinical trials, and the most advanced genomic analysis available.
We’re fighting breast cancer with endless resolve – alongside you, in your backyard with world-class care close to home for you and those you love.
Breast Cancer Awareness Doesn’t End on October 31
Breast cancer doesn’t know April from June, or December from January, which is why it can strike at any time. At RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, we recognize that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we also recognize that breast cancer is something to be aware of year round.
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2019, it is estimated that there will be 268,600 new cases of female breast cancer and an estimated 41,760 people will die of this disease.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, this year an estimated 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 500 will die.
- Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has been diagnosed with the disease.
Early Detection Saves Lives
When breast cancer is caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer found early and confined to the breast is 99 percent.
At RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, we treat more patients with breast cancer than anyone in New Jersey. We offer the best in breast cancer treatment including state-of-the-art technology, complex surgical procedures, the latest diagnostic services, breast health information, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists including an oncology nurse navigator to facilitate evaluation, coordinated treatment, and follow up care. From routine screenings to the latest technology, including 3D mammography, you’ll benefit from a team of rigorously trained radiologists and breast surgeons who work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.
Each RWJBarnabas Health hospital offers comprehensive mammography services and dedicated centers for breast care. Our programs are nationally accredited and certified. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that delivers coordinated care based on a strategic and personalized treatment plan, our medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast care specialists, breast surgeons, certified oncology nurses, and social workers, work together to create individualized treatment plans provide the highest-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Send a Breast Health E-card
Mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer early. Show your loved one you’re thinking of them and their health by sending an e-card reminder to schedule their annual mammogram.
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