We treat all stages and types of breast cancer in the UC Davis Department of Radiation Oncology. Our philosophy is a multi-disciplinary approach that provides top-notch treatment with a focus on comfort and safety of patients. Along with expert physicians and technicians, our breast cancer radiation team includes a dedicated breast nurse, a nutritionist and a social worker.
Therapies include whole-breast radiation, chest-wall radiation or partial-breast radiation. Two main types of treatment are available: external-beam radiation and partial-breast radiation. In both cases, 3-D conformal may be used. In addition, partial-breast treatment may include catheter-based radiation — a new, outpatient therapy that places the radiation source inside the lumpectomy cavity, delivering the radiation to the area where cancer is most likely to recur.
The following UC Davis Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of these cancers: