Breast Cancer Surgery

If you are diagnosed with cancer, your doctor will work with you and your loved ones to find the best treatment.

In addition to your Breast Health Navigator, your plan of care may include:

  • Lumpectomy—surgery in which only the tumor and some surrounding tissue is removed. A lumpectomy is also referred to as breast-conserving surgery, as only a portion of the breast is removed. After surgery, most patients have radiation therapy treatments for 5-7 weeks to remove any remaining cancer cells.
  • Mastectomy—surgery performed as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer. A mastectomy is the surgical removal of all breast tissue from a breast.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy —a procedure in which the sentinel lymph node is identified, removed, and examined to determine whether cancer cells are present. It is used in people who have already been diagnosed with cancer.
Our Expert Physicians

The medical staff of Knox Community Hospital includes a team of highly-skilled surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists. These experienced providers offer you the latest advancements in breast cancer surgery, breast surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Knox Community Hospital's Center for Cancer Care partners with the following Radiation Oncologists from Riverside Radiation Oncology, Inc.

  • Jenna Harmon, MD
  • Megan DeHaan, MD
  • Sona Rehman, MD
  • Patrick Wald, MD
  • Virginia Diavolitsis, MD
  • Shireen Parsai, MD

Our Pledge To You

You are vitally important to us.

When you become our patient, you become part of the team that will work to ensure that you get the best possible care. Your Breast Health Navigator will work with all the members of your team and keep you and your family informed. From the nurses to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologist, surgeon, primary caregiver, your treatment will be carefully orchestrated in order to maximize the healing process, and all with one goal in mind: to make you cancer free.