Accredited Breast Care Program

Accredited Breast Care Program

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What Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

Test your knowledge of breast cancer by taking this quiz.

1. Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment.
2. Older women are more likely to develop breast cancer.
3. More than half of breast lumps are cancerous.
4. It's OK to use deodorant on the day you have a mammogram.
5. Women who drink more than one alcoholic beverage a day increase their risk for breast cancer.
6. The best time to examine your breasts is two weeks after your period starts.
7. Women who have their first child before age 30 and breastfeed for longer than six months are less likely to develop breast cancer.
8. Smoking may increase your risk for breast cancer.
9. Breast cancer can be treated by surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
10. Starting at age 30, women should have a mammogram every one or two years.
11. A woman's chances of developing breast cancer are higher if her mother, a sister, or daughter had it.
12. It's safe for women to use hormone therapy for a prolonged time during menopause.
13. Regular exercise can reduce your risk for breast cancer.
14. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 35 to 54.
What does the Breast Care Program offer?
A coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to better serve patients diagnosed with breast disease. We look at the whole process, including mammography, pathology, treatment protocols, physician coordination and ongoing support after diagnosis of either benign or malignant problems. Our goal is to help make the patient’s experience easier, smoother and less daunting. Coordination between various care providers can be significant, with referrals coming from OB/GYNs, family practitioners and internists; diagnosis by radiologists, surgeons and pathologists; and treatment by surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and, sometimes, plastic surgeons. There are also services to support the breast patient, including the availability of a Patient Navigator. Our Wellspring center offers products and support services to address needs during treatment and recovery.

What is a Patient Navigator? 

If my mammogram is abnormal, do I have breast cancer?
Abnormal mammogram findings do not automatically mean a diagnosis of breast cancer but may require further evaluation and follow-up. Abnormal breast tissue may be classified in a number of ways and can indicate either a benign condition or cancer.

Our approach to treating breast cancer 

Is there someone I can call about my questions or concerns? If you have questions or concerns or would like to learn more about the services provided by our fully-accredited breast care program, call us toll-free at 855-984-4673.

What does fully-accredited mean? .

Support services for women's health 

Breast Health Empowerment Outreach Project