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Department of Surgery Referrals Patient Clinician Researcher

Clinical Breast Cancer Program

Sheldon Feldman
Sheldon Marc Feldman, MD
Chief, Breast Surgery Section
Healthpoints, Spring 2011
See the Spring 2011 issue of Healthpoints:
· Preventing Lymphedema after Breast Surgery
· Healers in the OR

The Clinical Breast Cancer Program at Columbia University is the clinical arm of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Surgery Section. The program offers patients the resources of a major academic facility and comprehensive treatment of all forms of breast disease in one location.

Our clinicians are accomplished, caring specialists who have a long-standing commitment to women's health. They apply a multidisciplinary approach to breast health, which includes medical care, educational programs, and support groups. Ensuring that your experience at the Clinical Breast Cancer Program is private, comfortable and dignified is a primary concern of our staff.

Our specialists include breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, dedicated breast imagers, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologists, geneticists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and nutritionists, as well as physician assistants and specialized nurses. Their dedication, combined with academic and research capabilities and the full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic technology, result in the superior care that patients have come to expect from the program.

The program's high survival rate and low complication rate testify to the depth of this team's commitment; compared to national averages, patients treated at the Clinical Breast Cancer Program can expect consistently and significantly better results.

Five-Year Survival Rate
Columbia Compared To National Average

Patients were diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1998.
Five-Year Survival Rate Columbia Compared To National Average
* Stage 4 data not shown above; the number of cases is too low for confident analysis. National Average: data obtained from 296 teaching/research hospitals across the U.S.

Freedom From Post-Operative Complications
Columbia Compared To National Average

Freedom From Post-Operative Complications
* Data obtained from 296 teaching/research hospitals across the U.S.

Whether you come to the Clinical Breast Cancer Program for diagnosis, a second opinion, or treatment for breast cancer, you benefit from the most technologically advanced services available, state-of-the-art equipment, and individualized management by clinical experts for the highest quality of care.

Learn more on this web site about the care provided by the program, including the latest in prevention, screening, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

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