What does the Breast Care Program offer?
We offer a coordinated, multidisciplinary 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.
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.
What does fully accredited mean?
Our Breast Care Program received re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers in early 2013. Winchester Medical Center was first designated as an NAPBC-accredited breast center in 2009, the first program in our tri-state region to earn that designation. These accomplishments recognize our comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients from evaluation through treatment and follow-up care.
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.