A Fellowship trained Breast Surgeon will discuss your surgical options. Innovative surgical approaches such as Oncoplastic Surgery and Reduction Lumpectomy can extend the boundaries of traditional breast conservation. Referral to plastic surgeons on staff can be arranged to afford the patient the best options for breast reconstruction.
Systemic options including Endocrine Therapy, Chemotherapy, and/or targeted Monoclonal Antibody Therapy are discussed with the patient in a supportive environment. Our goal is to provide education and understanding of the therapeutic drug and potential side effects. Genetic Testing and Counseling is conducted by our Breast Surgeons. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate test and review the results with the patient. Referral to a Genetic Specialist will be done if warranted.
The relationship with the Nurse Navigator begins as soon as possible to ensure a seamless journey through the diagnostic and treatment regimen and beyond. Education, appointment coordination, encouragement and support for physical, spiritual and psychological needs during the patient’s treatment program are provided as well as community outreach and social assistance. The Nurse Navigator is responsible for creating a supportive multidisciplinary environment and continues communication with the patient into survivorship to address the physical, spiritual, and psychological needs during and after the treatment and recovery process.
Our licensed Dietitian provides education on proper diet and nutrition during your treatment regimen and afterwards into survivorship. Private nutritional sessions are available upon request and can be arranged through the Nurse Navigator. Certain co-pays or fees may apply.
Physical & Occupational Services
Licensed Physical and Occupational services are provided during the Breast Interdisciplinary Clinic for education and prevention of lymphedema and other musculoskeletal complications, such as loss of shoulder range of motion. Our therapists are lymphedema certified. Education in proper body mechanics and posture are provided as well to prevent post-operative injury. Pre-surgical measurements of the arm are taken prior to surgery and offered to the patient at the 3-6-9-12 month cycle to identify any complications. Certain co-pays and fees may apply.
Accelerated Partial Breast and Whole Breast Radiation are available. Treatment plans are devised and discussed with the patient in a supportive atmosphere offering the most advanced technology.
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor meets with all interdisciplinary breast cancer patients to assess emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. We will provide information on support services and community outreach classes. Private sessions are available upon request and can be arranged through the Nurse Navigator. Certain co-pays or fees may apply.
Survivorship Care Program
An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides the breast cancer patient an individualized survivorship care plan which empowers the survivor to gain a sense of wellbeing and improved quality of life through healthy life style changes as well as assists in the early detection of treatment related issues.
Interdisciplinary Team Members
- Breast Imaging Specialist
- Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeons
- Radiation Oncologists
- Medical Oncologists
- Plastic Surgeons
- Nurse Navigator
- Research Specialists
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
- Social Worker
- Community Liaison Representative
- Survivorship Care Nurse Practitioner