New England Breast and Wellness is a surgery center committed to providing intimate, personalized, and comprehensive breast care and support to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in Boston. Dr. Calvillo performs breast surgery for benign and malignant conditions, including excisional breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node biopsy and prophylactic (preventative) mastectomy. We offer a choice of an individual appointment, as well as our personalized concierge Care Program, where patients have 24/7 access to their physician all year long. For patients concerned about their future risk of any type of cancer, we offer a formal cancer risk assessment with non-invasive same-day genetic testing. We believe in empowering patients to understand every aspect of their care and we provide all the information you need to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your breast cancer treatment. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, we coordinate medical and radiation appointments with top cancer specialists in Boston and throughout the country to curate the most effective treatment plan to help you minimize your future risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Treatments & Diagnosis
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer amongst women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. It originates in the milk ducts or the lobules of the breasts, and then it may spread to other parts of the breast or even other organs outside the breasts. Because of the commonality of breast cancer, all women should perform regular breast self-exams and seek regular breast cancer screenings.
Thanks to advanced research and increasing awareness, breast cancer survival rates have increased considerably in recent years. Early detection significantly improves your prognosis, so you must educate yourself on the early signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Please contact a Boston breast cancer specialist for breast cancer screening if you have a lump on the breast tissues and other unexplained changes on your skin and breast.
Same-Day Genetic Testing
Getting to The Cause
Breast cancer screening and testing are essential components of risk mitigation. Everyone should go for regular screening, but those with a high risk of breast cancer should undergo a mammogram once every six to twelve months. We use the most advanced technologies to diagnose breast cancer, such as traditional mammograms, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI. After breast cancer screening, we may perform a biopsy to investigate the suspicious breast cancer tissues under a microscope.
What Our Patients Say
“The diagnosis of breast cancer is very traumatic. Dr. Kathy Calvillo is a blessing. She is extremely knowledgeable and down to earth. She very clearly outlined my options in simple terms, with great compassion. She truly cares about me as a person and spent much time with me ensuring that I understood everything she recommended. I took great comfort in knowing I came to the right doctor. No question was too small and I quickly felt that we were on the same team. Her positive and uplifting attitude turned despair into hope. I absolutely feel totally confident my treatment is leading me to be cancer-free. Anxiety turned into confidence that as a team we are fighting my cancer successfully. I very highly recommend Dr. Calvillo without hesitation.”
“I got introduced to Kathy at a very difficult time of my life. She walked me through it with kindness and grace. I really appreciated her expertise in this field as a breast surgeon/specialist. She answered my questions patiently, she read my information and gave me succinct feedback. I am forever grateful for that.”
“Anyone would be wise and fortunate to have Dr. Calvillo care for them as soon as they are diagnosed with cancer. She will help to alleviate the unbearable stress a cancer diagnosis brings to a patient and their family and make it a much less daunting experience.”
Effective & Life-changing
Breast cancer surgery is the most common treatment option for patients with breast cancer, usually accompanied by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy. Breast cancer surgery involves using numerous techniques to remove malignant tumors and cancer cells. If you’re at the early stages of breast cancer, the surgeon may perform a lumpectomy to remove the cancer cells while preserving most of your breast. However, if cancer progresses significantly, you may need a mastectomy or double mastectomy.
A Unique Patient-Centered Breast and Wellness Practice
We Are Ready To See You
New England Breast and Wellness is a non-participating provider committed to delivering exceptional, personalized breast cancer care in Wellesley, MA. Whether you’re looking for routine Boston breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatments, or a second opinion, please schedule an appointment for a thorough consultation today.