Choosing Where to See a Breast Cancer Specialist

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer or are at high risk for the disease, it can be confusing and overwhelming.We've compiled a list of tips and recommendations to help patients find the right breast cancer specialists for their needs. Read on to see how you can figure out where to see a breast cancer specialist.

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Breast Cancer Specialists Close to Home

As someone who has breast cancer, staying on top of your treatment plan is vital. Taking care of yourself and keeping all medical appointments with your breast cancer doctors is your No. 1 job. That's why finding an experienced and trusted team of breast cancer specialists close to home can help make the process as easy as possible.

Comprehensive Services

When choosing your breast cancer specialist, it's important to look for people who are not only experienced, but also able to work as a team to provide you with all the options and the services you need.

The breast cancer specialists at the Breast Health Center work as a team in a multidisciplinary setting to provide comprehensive services which include the most advanced diagnostic services, surgical techniques, medical oncology treatments, and radiation therapy. We also offer access to cutting-edge clinical trials and provide extensive support services for cancer survivors. These wide range of services are all conveniently located under one roof.

The Breast Health Center at Loma Linda University Cancer Center understands your needs and offers the most comprehensive cancer program in the Inland Empire. Our breast cancer specialists are among the most respected in their field. At the Breast Health Center, you have access to medical excellence without the stress of traveling outside the San Bernardino area.

Innovative Surgery, Personalized Care

Most people diagnosed with breast cancer will need some type of surgery as part of their treatment. It is important to find a surgeon who you feel comfortable with and who understands your specific needs and options. At the Breast Health Center, our breast cancer surgeons offer the most advanced surgical services available including minimally invasive breast surgery, breast conserving surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and breast reconstruction. In addition to offering cutting-edge surgical techniques, they take time to carefully explain all your options. At the Breast Health Center, you are an integral part of your care. Your entire team of breast cancer specialists will work with you to make treatment decisions that fit your individual needs and goals.

Find a location near you

Loma Linda University Cancer Center
11234 Anderson St, Suite A600, Loma Linda, CA 92354
909-558-2262
Loma Linda University Health – Beaumont – Banning
Oncology
81 South Highland Springs Ave., Suite 201, Beaumont, CA 92223
909-558-2262
Loma Linda University Health – Beaumont – Banning
Radiation Oncology
81 South Highland Springs Ave., Suite 105, Beaumont, CA 92223
800-496-4966
Loma Linda University Professional Office Building – Murrieta
Oncology Nurse Navigator
28078 Baxter Rd., Suite 130, Murrieta, CA 92563
951-290-4148
Loma Linda University Professional Office Building – Murrieta
Radiation Oncology
28078 Baxter Rd., Suite 130, Murrieta, CA 92563
951-290-4162
Loma Linda University Professional Office Building – Murrieta
Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center
28078 Baxter Rd., Suite 220, Murrieta, CA 92563
951-290-4860
Loma Linda University Professional Office Building – Murrieta
Faculty Surgical Oncology Medical Offices
28078 Baxter Rd., Suite 510, Murrieta, CA 92563
909-558-2262
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Types of Breast Cancer Specialists

It's important to know there are different types of specialists who will be involved in your breast cancer treatment journey. Some of these roles include:

  • Breast cancer oncologist (Medical Oncologist)
  • Breast cancer surgeon (Surgical Oncologist)
  • Radiation Doctor (Radiation Oncologist)
  • Breast Radiologist

You'll also have options for coordinators, counselors, and support staff to help you throughout treatment. Our breast cancer specialists are among the most respected in their field. At the Breast Health Center, you have access to medical excellence without the stress of traveling outside the San Bernadino area.

Get to Know Our Breast Cancer Specialists

At the Breast Health Center, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care by a top-notch team of breast cancer doctors. Learn more about our team:

Breast Cancer Surgeons

  • Sharon Lum, M.D. is a professor of surgery and the chair of the department of surgery at Loma Linda University. She also is the medical director of the Loma Linda University Breast Health Center. Dr. Lum is a graduate of Harvard College and Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University, where she also completed an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Fellowship.
  • Halley Vora, M.D. is an assistant professor of surgery and breast surgeon. She serves as chairperson of the breast oncology tumor board. She received her medical degree from Temple University after which she completed her general surgery residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Vora completed Harvard’s combined breast surgical oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Carlos Garberoglio, M.D. is a professor of surgery and the chief of surgical oncology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is also a breast cancer surgeon and chief of surgical services at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Garberoglio received his medical degree from National University of Rosario in Argentina and is fellowship trained in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Jukes Namm, M.D. is an associate professor of surgery, program director of the general surgery residency and director of clinical ethics at Loma Linda University Health. A breast cancer surgeon for the Breast Health Center, Dr. Namm graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in complex general surgical oncology at the University of Chicago.
  • Naveenraj Solomon, M.D., a breast cancer surgeon with Loma Linda University Health\'92s Breast Health Center, is an associate professor of surgery and vice chair of surgical administration for Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in surgical oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Medical Oncologists

  • Hamid Mirshahidi, M.D., an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, attended medical school in Turkey and went on to complete a fellowship in hematology/oncology at West Virginia University. Dr. Mirshahidi provides medical oncology treatment for breast cancer patients at the Breast Health Center.
  • Gayathri Nagaraj, M.D. is a medical oncologist at the Breast Health Center and associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Nagaraj graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and earned a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Radiologists

  • Cherie Cora, M.D. is an assistant professor and board-certified radiologist who specializes in breast radiology. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her radiology residency at Loma Linda University.
  • Won-Chul Bae, M.D. is an assistant professor of radiology and the head of outpatient diagnostic radiology. He is a board-certified radiologist who completed his medical degree at Pusan National University.
  • Zubair Syed, M.D. is an assistant professor and board-certified radiologist who specializes in breast radiology. He received his medical degree from Ross University. He then completed his residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where he also completed a fellowship specializing in breast imaging.

Radiation Oncologists

  • David Bush, M.D. is a board-certified radiation oncologist for the Breast Health Center, graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at Loma Linda University Health.
  • Jessica Jutzy, M.D. is a board-certified radiation oncologist and assistant professor at Loma Linda University. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine earning both an M.D. and a PhD in biochemistry. Dr. Jutzy then completed a transitional intern year at AMITA St. Francis in Chicago, followed by radiation oncology residency at University of Chicago.

Patient navigators are registered nurses trained in oncology care to guide you through the challenges of dealing with cancer. They are here to support you as you go through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Contact the Patient Navigator team at 800-782-2623.