Breast Cancer Treatment Options

The breast cancer team at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only coordinated care team in Oregon that specializes in breast cancer.

You’ll meet with our entire team of breast cancer specialists during one appointment. No other breast clinic in Oregon does this. Our breast cancer doctors are fellowship trained and have extensive knowledge about breast cancer treatments. Many of our doctors are nationally recognized experts in breast care.

Our team includes breast cancer specialists who work together to offer you the most current technology and treatment available.  Once you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, early decisions matter. Our specialists meet to discuss your condition before you talk with them. This means you receive information from all our specialists right away, before you start treatment.

We customize treatment plans for each patient and offer a variety of treatment options for breast cancer, including surgery, Radiation therapychemotherapy / biotherapy, and hormone-blocking therapy.


Breast cancer surgery 

We are the only hospital in Portland where all of the surgeons are fellowship-trained in breast cancer.  This means they received specialized training in breast cancer surgery and are experts in caring for patients with breast cancer.  

Breast cancer surgery options


Plastic surgery

Our plastic surgeons have the skills, experience and sense of artistry needed to recreate and re-sculpt breasts after surgery for breast cancer.  They work closely with our breast surgeons to develop plans for both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.


Radiation therapy

We have state-of-the-art treatment and imaging technology and are leaders in image-guided radiation therapy for all areas of the body, including the breast. In addition, we are the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest to use IntraBeam therapy to treat breast cancer.  The experience of our doctors combined with a wide range of equipment, including some of the latest methods, gives you the most options for your treatment.

Breast cancer radiation therapy options

Learn more about IntraBeam therapy for breast cancer 


Medical therapy

Our breast medical oncologists are board certified and work together with your entire treatment team to provide medical therapy, such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy, and clinical trials as treatment options for your breast cancer.

Our team includes medical oncologists in the community who have a special interest in breast cancer. These doctors have clinics throughout the Portland metropolitan area, giving you the option to stay in your area for treatment.

Medical therapy for breast cancer