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Treatment Options

If you are faced with a breast cancer diagnosis, the specialists at Rutland Regional will provide you with the most advanced care available – and the support and guidance you and your family need.

Multidisciplinary Approach

We take a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative approach to your care by involving healthcare providers from a variety of specialty areas – including specialists from other area cancer centers – to ensure that you receive the best, most effective treatment tailored to your specific condition. Additionally, the Foley Cancer Center regularly participates in clinical trials that can provide eligible patients with access to the latest, most promising therapies.

Support and Guidance

When you choose Rutland Regional for your breast cancer treatment, one of our certified breast patient navigators will be with you every step of the way. Your navigator provides one-on-one, personalized supportive services, including:

  • Coordination and scheduling of medical appointments
  • Breast health education
  • Referrals to appropriate community resources
  • Referrals to financial specialists to assist with insurance and payment issues
  • Information on wellness, complementary therapies and support services
  • Hope and encouragement

Treatment Services

After conducting a thorough assessment of your condition, your team of breast care specialists will work with you to determine the best, most effective course of treatment. Your plan of care may include one or more treatment methods, including:


Depending on the extent and severity of your condition, your doctor may recommend surgery. Our general surgeons are skilled in performing a variety of procedures, including:

  • Lumpectomy, during which the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue are removed.
  • Mastectomy, during which one or both breasts and some of the lymph nodes in the armpit are completely removed.


During chemotherapy, medication is administered intravenously to kill cancer cells throughout your body. For your comfort and safety, the Foley Cancer Center offers specially designed chemotherapy treatment rooms staffed by caring and experienced medical oncology nurses.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-powered X-ray beams to shrink and kill cancer cells in a specific area of your body. We use the latest, most effective radiation administration techniques, the Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, to maximize treatment success while minimizing exposure to healthy surrounding tissues.

Learn more about the comprehensive treatments and services offered at Rutland Regional’s Foley Cancer Center.

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