Medical oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer using chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy. These treatment options are also known as “systemic therapies” because they affect your entire body, not just the area with the tumor. Medical oncology is an essential component of breast cancer treatment because it kills all the microscopic cancer cells circulating in other parts of your body, not just the breasts.
Dr. Katherina Calvillo is an incredibly compassionate and talented breast cancer specialist and surgeon with nearly 20 years of experience at Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She works with some of the country’s leading Harvard-affiliated pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, and oncologists to coordinate your treatment plan. We use the latest and safest therapies to minimize the risk of breast cancer (for high-risk patients), treat breast cancer, and prevent a recurrence.