A Collaborative Approach to Breast Cancer

The collective expertise of our breast cancer subspecialty providers enables us to discover, develop, and deliver the most targeted therapies for every individual diagnosed with breast malignancy.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 locations, including five comprehensive cancer centers, a multi-specialty oncology network of over 100 providers that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to our patients. Services include Radiation & Medical Oncology, CT & PET diagnostic imaging, state of the art radiation and the latest neoadjuvant therapy and  immunotherapy treatments.

Additionally, all five centers respectively offer women’s oncology services as well. Having all these services under one roof allows for daily collaboration among the different specialties and expedited personalized care.

What are Breast Malignancies?

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Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control.  Breast cancer cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump.  Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. The most common kinds of breast cancer are invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive breast cancer (ILC or IDC).

Oncoplastic Surgery Innovation

Breast Cancer Experts Oncoplastic SurgeryOncoplastic breast surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with a surgical oncology mindset to resect the breast lesion and reconstruct the lumpectomy or mastectomy defect. We are taking into consideration a patient’s disease, wishes and expectations, anatomic features, oncologic safety, and preservation of both form and function.

Every patient evaluated for therapeutic breast surgery should be considered an oncoplastic patient, with care taken to devise a surgical plan that avoids disfigurement.

Revolutionary Radiation Technology

The Versa HD™ provides the flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body while enabling the treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision. This technology will give Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers’ medical providers a leading-edge when treating conditions that are traditionally challenging.

The patented technology allows radiation oncologists to administer higher dose rates that can enhance treatment effectiveness while protecting critical structures such as the heart, spine, or bladder. The result is faster treatment times, minimizing the risk of movement by patients who are receiving treatment in the vicinity of critical structures.

Clinical Research

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers are committed to the advancement of medical knowledge and patient care. Medical research has and continues to transform the practice of medicine resulting in a high quality of care we enjoy today. We believe that by supporting clinical research today, we are helping build the future of medicine and the profound developments that are sure to come. We have an active and expanding clinical research program. We have a comprehensive team of physician investigators, research nurses, clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and regulatory specialists serving all of our offices.

This allows us to provide the option for our eligible patients to receive the latest therapies and treatments. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please talk to your physician or call our research department at 480-398-7671.

Our Team

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and Ironwood Women’s Centers is comprised of a diverse medical team who have been collectively trained at the most renowned institutes in the country. The team includes Medical Oncologists, Clinical Researchers, Radiation Oncologists, Women’s Health Centers, Radiologists, Social Workers, Radiation Therapists, Genetic Counselors, Integrative Oncologists, Nutritionists, Oncology Nurses, Physical Therapists, Urologists.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our New Patient Scheduling Department at 602-494-6808 or fax a patient referral to 480-855-2244.  For more information, visit us at



Breast Cancer Services Include:

Medical Oncology services including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, endocrine therapies, infusions, and monoclonal antibody therapies.

Specialized breast pathology services for complete diagnostic and prognostic work-up, including advanced immunotherapy.

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SNLB) & Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND) Breast conservation: lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, oncoplastic resection.

Mastectomy: skin and nipple sparing, modified radical and radical prophylactic. 

Reconstructive surgery coordinated with the plastic surgery team.

Intraoperative ultrasound tumor localization and specimen radiography.

Radiation Oncology including including hypofractionated, partial breast, proton beam, and standard radiation therapy.

Dedicated Breast Radiologists who offer a full range of breast imaging services.

BRCA genetic testing for high risk patients



Ultrasound guided needle core breast biopsy.

Treatment of benign breast tissue.

Duct Excision

Treatment of breast abscess & lactiferous duct fistula

PET Scan

Pulmonary Function Test

Imaging Studies (Chest X-Ray, CT scan, and MRI scan)

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Services including Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Journaling, Yoga, and Pilates.

Genetic Risk Analysis, Education, & Testing

Physical Therapy

Nutrition Counseling

Mastectomy and Wig Supplies