Breast Cancer

Overview

Breast cancer is the most common female cancer with approximately 194,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. More than 70% of breast cancers occur in women who are 50 years of age and older. The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, beginning slowly between ages of 45 and 50 years of age, and steadily rises each year. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women between 20 and 59 years of age.

Treatment Options

Treatment for breast cancer is dependent upon the clinical staging and may include a combination of surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.

Breast Cancer Specialists

Talya Schwarzberg

Talya Schwarzberg, MD

Talya Schwarzberg, MD, is a former clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff physician at Massachusetts General Hospital’s department of medical oncology. She received her medical oncology and hematology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and her internal medicine training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in Boston.

Dr. Schwarzberg is currently seeing patients with different types of cancers, with a focus on breast and gynecologic cancers. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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