Breast cancer. It’s a diagnosis virtually all women have thought about and understandably so. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Having a physician who is a leading expert in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is key to fighting and winning against this disease. Staying close to home without compromising care is a serious consideration.
Dr. Brian D. Biggers from Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group (COD) is Springfield’s only fellowship-trained physician in breast surgical oncology. He has been instrumental in spearheading new, innovative care and treatment options, including expanded genetic testing. In fact, COD has an in-clinic High-Risk Genetic Testing Center. Approximately 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history, so non-inherited genetic mutation can play a role. Increased awareness, early detection, genetic testing and advanced treatment options are helping in the fight against breast cancer.
Dr. Biggers has a long and impressive list of education, medical experience, national speaking engagements and accolades –- all of which speak to his level of medical expertise. He is a skilled general surgeon with a highly specialized fellowship in breast surgical oncology. Dr. Biggers has a commitment to advanced technology and providing individualized care to his patients.