Mammograms and Imaging
Woman's offers general diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Woman's is one of the only local facilities to offer MRI-guided breast biopsy for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
MRI provides an added way to evaluate women with a known diagnosis of breast cancer or who carry the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2, which put them at special risk for breast cancer. It may also be appropriate for women who have breast implants or scars from previous surgeries.
Our Cancer Care Team
The entire Surgical Services Unit is staffed with nurses, technicians and nursing assistants who have extensive experience in caring for women with medical and surgical needs.
A supporting team comprised of dietitians, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, home care nurses, and providers of pastoral care further addresses the needs of our patients.
Woman's Breast Cancer support team also includes:
- Imaging Services
- Lab Services
- Oncology techs or ancillary staff
- Social Services
- Nutrition Counseling Services
- Pastoral care professionals
- Therapy Services
- Genetic counseling
- Home Care
The cancer care team also collaborates with
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Other oncologists within our community
- Plastic surgeons
Breast Cancer Navigator
Cancer is a complex disease and getting through treatment can sometimes be overwhelming. We provide women with one-on-one help during their breast cancer journey.
This is a free support service that aids women in getting the resources they need in a timely manner.
The program improves access to treatment and coordination of care by helping schedule appointments, reviewing paperwork, improving regular patient communication while undergoing treatment, and providing seamless care within Woman’s multidisciplinary team all the way through survivorship.
Our goal is to promote a strong and trusting relationship between patients and Woman’s healthcare team.
3-Year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Woman's Hospital's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. In 2006, the Commission on Cancer presented Woman's Hospital with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Cancer Care.
Consumer Health Information Websites
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