Why choose Cleveland Clinic for breast cancer care?

Our Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program is one of the largest and most specialized in the nation. As part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer, we are one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute. Cleveland Clinic has also achieved a Three Year Full Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Cleveland Clinic is recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care.

Our multidisciplinary physician team of breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and plastic surgeons work together to provide customized, coordinated care for patients. We offer the highest-quality screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

We are a national leader in intraoperative radiation therapy, novel targeted therapies and adjuvant therapies for breast cancer, and also in fertility preservation for cancer patients. We also participate in important clinical trials of brand new therapies and our patients have access to these trials for every stage of breast cancer. Our cancer specialists are pursuing many promising avenues of research — including the development of a breast cancer vaccine — to bring hope to future patients as well.

Hereditary high-risk breast cancer care

Cleveland Clinic offers a unique, hereditary high-risk clinic to help manage the risk for individuals with identified mutations and untested family members, or a strong family history of breast cancer.

Characteristics that may suggest a hereditary predisposition include:

  • Diagnosis of breast cancer before age 50.
  • Triple-negative breast cancer.
  • Two breast cancer primaries.
  • Several family members that are on the same side with breast and/or ovarian cancer or pancreatic cancer.
  • Male breast cancer
  • Known familial gene mutation.

Early identification of patients at increased risk due allows for a proactive approach to care, including genetic counseling, education about lifestyle changes, enhanced surveillance, chemoprevention, and risk-reduction surgery.

What We Treat Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

At Cleveland Clinic our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality, comprehensive, efficient and compassionate care. We offer several community locations for routine screening mammography and consultations for the diagnosis and management of breast disease.

Schedule an appointment or second opinion

  • To schedule your mammogram, make an appointment with one of our breast cancer specialists, or request a second opinion, please call 216.445.7946.
  • Get an Online Second Opinion.

Breast center locations

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, need a second opinion, or are seeking cancer treatment, Cleveland Clinic Breast Centers provide you comprehensive care for breast disease and cancer treatment.


Cleveland Clinic makes it easy to get your mammogram. 

Support & Services

Support & Services

Patient services

Cleveland Clinic's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program offers the highest quality care for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of all medical and cosmetic breast problems.

We offer a full range of services to address all of your needs, including:

Specialty clinics

Cleveland Clinic breast cancer patients have access to a wide range of experts who specialize in breast imaging, medical breast care, breast surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and genetics. Our specialists also offer unique specialty clinics for:

  • Young women with breast cancer.
  • Women with high-risk, hereditary breast cancers.
  • Women with lobular breast cancer.
  • Women with locally recurrent breast cancer.

Patient support

In addition to offering state of the art diagnostic techniques and breast cancer treatment methods, our breast cancer specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of breast cancer. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to ease the burden of managing breast cancer and breast cancer treatment.

Patient resources

Cleveland Clinic’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program offers resources to help patients and their families through the cancer journey. By working with these organizations, we can help extend our patients resources:

  • Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio (BCFO) is here to support patients that are experiencing financial hardship while receiving breast cancer care. 

Patient navigator

Cleveland Clinic's Comprehensive Breast Cancer program offers a free resource called a patient navigator. Your patient navigator assists you throughout the entire breast cancer journey – helping you through the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care and any obstacles that might arise.

Your patient navigator can help:

  • Connect you with the services needed within the Cleveland Clinic health system, community agencies and elsewhere if necessary.
  • Schedule and coordinate your appointments.
  • Assist with counseling needs and provide emotional support.
  • Provide you with resources to assist with financial hardship or other needs.
Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical Trials & Research

We can help you access hundreds of clinical trials across all specialty areas. Our new searchable online trials tool makes identifying treatment opportunities easier than ever.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials can not only expand your treatment options but give hope to others.

Cleveland Clinic offers a wide range of clinical trials that have the potential to advance the cause of preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. Some of the most important breast cancer trials focus on:

  • Triple-negative breast cancer.
  • Central nervous system (CNS) metastases.
  • HER-2 targeted therapies.
  • Immunotherapy.
  • Liquid biopsy.
  • Hair loss prevention.

Cleveland Clinic cancer center clinical trials

Clinical trials (or research studies) help us create the medicine of tomorrow. They provide hope through offering testing of new drugs, new surgical techniques or other treatments before they are widely available.

Questions you should ask the doctor or study nurse about cancer clinical trials:

  • What is the purpose of the study?
  • What has previous research of this treatment shown?
  • What is likely to happen in my case with, or without the treatment?
  • Are there standard treatments for my type of cancer?
  • How does this study compare with standard treatment options?
  • What phase is this cancer clinical trial?
  • What are the possible short and long-term risks, side effects and benefits of the treatment?
  • What kinds of treatments, medical tests, or procedures will I have during the study? And how do they compare with what I would receive outside of the study?
  • How long will the study last? Will there be a follow-up after the study?
  • Where will my treatment take place? Will I have to be in the hospital?
  • How will I know the treatment is working?
  • How could the study affect my daily life?
  • Will my records be kept confidential?
  • Will my insurance pay for the treatments?
  • If I decide to withdraw from the study, will my care be affected? Will I need to change doctors?


Cleveland Clinic breast specialists have made enormous progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. More women than ever before are winning the fight because of improvements in prevention and detection and the advances in treatment options and services available.

One of the most important advances is the ability to tailor treatment based on the risks and benefits for a specific patient, which could lead to better outcomes and fewer side effects.

Cancer clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research. Participation in clinical trials also helps scientists and researchers advance the cause of preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

Breast cancer vaccine

Cleveland Clinic is taking the lead in developing a breast cancer vaccine.

Thanks to the dedication and innovation of late Dr. Vincent Touhy, the idea that a vaccine can prevent breast cancer may one day become a reality.

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Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is committed to working with you to provide the best care for your patients. Our team is also dedicated to the training and education of medical professionals to advance cancer care and research.

Make an online referral

To make a direct online referral to our Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, complete our Online Cancer Patient Referral Form or visit clevelandclinic.org/cancerpatientreferrals.

You will receive confirmation once the appointment is scheduled.

Cancer Advances podcast

 A Cleveland Clinic podcast for medical professionals exploring the latest innovative research and clinical advances in the field of oncology. Listen to Cancer Advances.

Consult QD | Cancer

Our cancer care blog for physicians and healthcare professionals. Discover emerging advances, innovations and research insights from Cleveland Clinic Cancer Care specialists. Explore Consult QD.



Treatment guides

Patient stories

Hear the inspiring stories of real Cleveland Clinic patients fighting breast cancer.

Health Essentials

Find helpful posts from Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials site. Discover the latest breast cancer health and wellness tips.

Virtual patient event: Breast Cancer 101

During our virtual patient event, Breast Cancer 101, experts in Cleveland Clinic's Breast Cancer Program walk through the experience of a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. They explain diagnostic testing, medical terminology and factors they consider when making treatment recommendations for patients.

Virtual patient event: Breast Cancer and Your Genes

During our virtual patient event, Breast Cancer and Your Genes, members of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Program discuss genetic testing, how to cope with genetic results and treatment options for patients with genetic related breast cancer and those at high-risk for the development of breast cancer.


Listen to episodes from Cleveland Clinic’s Butts & Guts podcast about breast cancer topics:

Listen to episodes from Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials podcast about breast cancer topics:

Listen to episodes from Cleveland Clinic’s The Comeback podcast to hear patients share their experiences of perseverance and determination in their fight against breast cancer.

Listen to the following episodes to help with relaxation, healing and pain management.

Young Women’s Services

Young Women’s Services

A breast cancer diagnosis can be a very scary thing at any age. But for young women under 40, there may be additional concerns such as genetic risk factors and long-term effects of treatment that may impact fertility, quality of life or overall health. Many people aren’t sure where to turn or what their first step should be.

At Cleveland Clinic, we’re here to help you throughout your journey. We provide the highest quality compassionate care personalized for you. Our team consists of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, psychosocial specialists, rehabilitation specialists, geneticists and fertility specialists. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your breast cancer diagnosis and address any concerns that treatment may have on your overall health.

To view our team and learn more about the treatment and services offered at Cleveland Clinic, click here.