Breast Cancer

Louisville’s Leader in Breast Cancer Care

Norton Cancer Institute is the leading provider of breast cancer care in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our breast cancer specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained leaders in their field. They’re at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to getting patients back to living their lives.

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you want to start getting better right away. That’s why we offer same-day appointments for newly diagnosed patients.

At Norton Cancer Institute, you’ll have a one-on-one relationship with your oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist and any other specialist.

Innovative Breast Cancer Care Tailored for You

Diagnosis

We use the latest equipment and procedures to make a precise diagnosis of your cancer. We can evaluate masses painlessly with ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. We also perform ductograms to help determine the cause of nipple discharge.

Biopsies — extracting tissue and examining it — are another way to precisely diagnose breast cancer. The types of biopsies we perform include image-core, fine-needle aspiration, wire-localized excisional and excisional, also known as a lumpectomy.

Our advanced testing options will help your specialist determine a care plan that’s tailored for you based on the stage of your tumor and your treatment goals. Your comprehensive care team of physicians and other health care providers meets regularly to review your care and plan the next steps.

Treatment

Our state-of-the-art treatments include immunotherapy and biologic therapies designed specifically to combat the genetic makeup of your cancer.

Our dedicated breast cancer team is skilled in the most advanced techniques available. Options include breast cancer surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our team is experienced in the use of genomics to tailor a treatment plan for you based on what is driving a specific tumor’s growth.

In addition to our current leading-edge treatments, we offer the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute- and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These trials help to improve current cancer treatments, in addition to finding new and promising solutions.

Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is available either at the time of a mastectomy or after. Our surgeons are experienced with all types of reconstruction, from oncoplastic surgery and implants to more sophisticated techniques that use tissue from elsewhere on the body to reconstruct the breast.

Breast Cancer Care for the Whole Person

  • Norton Cancer Institute has eight outpatient locations and multiple infusion centers in Louisville, surrounding counties and Southern Indiana. We have three radiation centers in Louisville.
  • Our multidisciplinary Breast Clinic allows you to see your oncologist, your surgeon, your radiation oncologist, your counselor, your nutritionist and other members of your care team all in one visit.
  • We provide customized breast cancer treatments using the most advanced technology for every type of breast cancer.

We have dedicated breast cancer patient navigators to guide you through the treatment process. The navigator is a registered nurse and advocate for patients and families who can help coordinate scheduling to minimize your visits. The navigator provides information and support throughout your diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

  • We offer chemotherapy patients a way to keep their hair during treatment. We’ve been providing DigniCap treatments longer than anyone in Louisville. DigniCap cools the scalp to help minimize chemotherapy-related hair loss.
  • Support groups facilitated by our patient navigators give women diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to share their experiences and encourage one another.
  • Five Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Specially trained oncology-certified nurses also are on hand to provide one-on-one counseling.
  • The Norton Cancer Institute Behavioral Oncology Clinic is designed to provide supportive emotional and psychological care for patients diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

About Norton Cancer Institute

Norton Cancer Institute is the leading oncology practice in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We offer multidisciplinary oncology care from specialists at the leading edge of cancer treatment.

With eight outpatient locations, three radiation centers, multiple infusion centers across the Louisville area and same-day appointments for new patients, you can start your cancer recovery quickly.

commission on cancer

There are many reasons why more people choose Norton Cancer Institute for their care.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Specialists from across Norton Healthcare who work together to review your case to ensure the best care for you and those who care for you
  • Treatments including surgical, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer.
  • Prompt care clinics designed especially for providing symptom relief and other care to Norton Cancer Institute patients
  • MyNortonChart. Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescription and more anytime from a computer or mobile device.
  • A radiation therapy program that set the standard for precision and excellence in the region
  • More than 180 cancer-related clinical trials give you access to the newest therapies.
Cancer – 4673

Appointments

Cancer care that isn’t too far from home.

(502) 629-HOPE (4673)


Request an Appointment Online

Kentucky has country’s highest rate of lung cancer diagnoses; lung cancer screenings urged

Nearly one in every thousand Kentuckians will be newly diagnosed with lung cancer this year — the worst rate in the nation — and most of those cases will be found after the cancer has […]

Read Full Story

Study shows vaping nicotine could cause cancer

New research shows vaping’s dangers may extend beyond the recent wave of deaths from pulmonary disease, as vaping also may increase cancer risk. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice […]

Read Full Story

How to quit smoking: Make a plan

You’ve made the decision to quit smoking, now what? Don’t try to do it right away. You need to make a plan and let those closest to you know you have decided to quit. Accept […]

Read Full Story

Art therapist’s breast cancer journey fuels passion to help others with the disease

While Leigh Galloway undergoes her last chemotherapy treatment before a double mastectomy, she and Laura Chamberlin are engrossed in a watercolor. Like she does often with Laura, an expressive art therapist with Norton Cancer Institute […]

Read Full Story

Pathology lab provides expertise in cancer and other conditions

Patients don’t see pathologists, but these physicians can make all the difference when it comes to diagnosing and treating cancer and other conditions, said Alvin W. Martin, M.D., medical director for Norton Healthcare’s CPA Lab. [...]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Kentucky has country’s highest rate of lung cancer diagnoses; lung cancer screenings urged

Nearly one in every thousand Kentuckians will be newly diagnosed with lung cancer this year — the worst rate in the nation — and most of those cases will be found after the cancer has […]

Read Full Story

Study shows vaping nicotine could cause cancer

New research shows vaping’s dangers may extend beyond the recent wave of deaths from pulmonary disease, as vaping also may increase cancer risk. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice […]

Read Full Story

How to quit smoking: Make a plan

You’ve made the decision to quit smoking, now what? Don’t try to do it right away. You need to make a plan and let those closest to you know you have decided to quit. Accept […]

Read Full Story

Art therapist’s breast cancer journey fuels passion to help others with the disease

While Leigh Galloway undergoes her last chemotherapy treatment before a double mastectomy, she and Laura Chamberlin are engrossed in a watercolor. Like she does often with Laura, an expressive art therapist with Norton Cancer Institute […]

Read Full Story

Pathology lab provides expertise in cancer and other conditions

Patients don’t see pathologists, but these physicians can make all the difference when it comes to diagnosing and treating cancer and other conditions, said Alvin W. Martin, M.D., medical director for Norton Healthcare’s CPA Lab. [...]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.