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Breast Cancer

To us, you are more than your breast cancer diagnosis.

Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. But that doesn’t mean that all breast cancer is the same - each breast tumor is unique, as are the needs and challenges of each breast cancer patient.

At Ackerman Cancer Center, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can best address their unique physical, social, emotional, and financial needs to give them the best potential for a cure. Call us at 904-880-5522 to find out more about how radiation therapy can help you defeat breast cancer.

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Breast cancer treatment is determined by a number of factors including the patient’s overall health, the type of cancer, the location of the cancer in the breast, whether or not the cancer has spread, the cancer cell subtype, the aggressiveness of the cancer, the genetic makeup of the tumor, and whether or not the cancer is sensitive to female hormones.

Most breast cancers are treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery or a combination of the three. Hormonal therapy and targeted therapies may also be used to treat specific types of cancer.

Ackerman Cancer Center will work closely with you, and other cancer specialists, to determine the best treatment for you and your breast cancer. The Center is committed to delivering the highest level of breast cancer care available in Northeast Florida and is equipped with some of the most advanced radiation therapy delivery systems available today including:

For more than 25 years, Ackerman Cancer Center has had the privilege of caring for patients during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In return, patients at the Center are guaranteed personalized care from some of the most respected, most highly-qualified radiation oncologists in the state.

What to Expect

Being diagnosed with cancer raises many questions. Learn what to expect during cancer treatment here.

For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call 904-880-5522.

Meet Maria, Breast Cancer Survivor

At the heart of every single treatment delivered at Ackerman Cancer Center, is a patient whose life has been impacted by cancer. Meet Maria. Her story brings hope and encouragement to others battling this difficult disease. Listen as she shares her experience.


Meet Christy, Breast Cancer Survivor

In this audio clip, Christy describes how she discovered Ackerman Cancer Center.

Meet Kristen, Breast Cancer Survivor

Kristen, Breast Cancer SurvivorWonderful, fabulous caring staff! Dr. Ackerman is the greatest. I had proton for left-sided breast cancer, and I am cancer free now. I highly recommend you look into Proton therapy at Ackerman Cancer Center - you cannot go wrong. Wonderful professional and family type atmosphere. There is a nutrition specialist on staff, Karen, who will guide you in your fight against cancer by eating the correct foods and finding recipes that contain foods that you like to eat. I originally went elsewhere for my surgery and chemotherapy - but they did not have proton for left-sided breast cancer. You must preserve your heart from damage. Proton does that.

Meet Jill, Breast Cancer Survivor

Jill, Breast Cancer SurvivorThe medical professionals at Ackerman Cancer Center mean the world to me. I was treated for Breast Cancer at Ackerman Cancer Center’s Amelia Island office. I received the best of care and could not be more grateful to them for helping me through this. Thanks again for the healing that went beyond the physical. I got just as much (if not more) out of the times when you laughed with me, cried with me, hugged me.


Being diagnosed with cancer raises many questions. For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call (904) 880.5522.

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