Treating diseases and conditions of the breasts is often a complex process and depends largely on a wide range of variables that often involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy as well as hormone blocking medications. Dr. John A.P. Rimmer is a breast surgeon in Jupiter, Florida that offers the latest innovative breast cancer technologies and treatments, using state of the art diagnostic tools that include laboratory testing and advanced imaging to diagnose breast cancer which can take between 3 to 5 days.

Once a diagnosis is made, you and Dr. Rimmer will come up with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that works for you. These advanced medical treatments, combined with integrative oncology services will keep the side effects under control and help you feel better and stronger both mentally and physically.

Breast Cancer Treatments

There are a number of surgical treatment options available to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Treatment will depend on the type, size and location of the tumor, stage of the cancer, your overall health, menopausal status, your age and the actual size of your breasts. Removing the tumor and a portion of normal tissue presents the best chance of preventing breast cancer from returning


Chemotherapy involves cancer killing drugs that are either given intravenously or by mouth, then the drugs travel through the bloodstream, reaching cancerous cells through out the body. This treatment is provided in cycles, with each treatment being followed by a recovery period.

Radiation Therapy

This treatment is frequently used along with surgery to kill remaining cancerous cells and has been used to shrink tumors following a lumpectomy, as well as after mastectomy if there are a lot of lymph nodes involved or the tumor was large.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

In many cases, following a mastectomy, patients chose to get breast reconstruction surgery, which involves rebuilding the breast using tissue removed from other areas of the body or by using implants. Women who decide to have their breast surgeon perform this procedure can have it done right after their mastectomy, or wait until follow up treatments like chemo or radiation is completed.

Dr. John A.P. Rimmer is a surgeon in Jupiter, Florida who specializes in treating disease and conditions of the breast. Not only will you be putting your health and wellness in his very skilled hands, you'll find that his staff is as caring and compassionate as he is. Call 561.748.1242 today and set up a one on one consultation with Dr. Rimmer who you'll come to see as your own, high skilled breast cancer care advocate.