Breast cancer hits close to home as it is a commonly treated type of cancer. We offer cutting-edge medicine and technology by a team of highly-trained, compassionate, dedicated professionals that puts us above the rest in joining the fight against breast cancer. Our services range from detection to treatment and recovery allowing breast cancer survivors to live well beyond the words cancer-free.
We recommend that you talk with your provider about when to get a baseline screening and how often you should have screening mammograms. All screening mammograms at Faith Regional are double-read by local, board-certified radiologists. Faith Regional offers both 2D and 3D mammograms.
A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the breast. It’s primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may find during a physical exam, mammogram or breast MRI.
A breast MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the breast. It’s primarily used as a supplemental tool to breast screening with mammography or a breast ultrasound.
During a breast biopsy, your doctor will remove cells from your breast so they can be looked at in the lab to see if cancer cells are present. This can be done using a needle or an incision.
A lumpectomy is a surgery in which only the tumor and some surrounding tissue are removed. Most of your breast will be spared, including the nipple and most of the skin. Talk to your doctor about whether a lumpectomy is the best choice for you. In a Hidden Scar Lumpectomy, your surgeon can hide the incision so your scar will not be visible when you look in the mirror or when someone else sees your breast.
A mastectomy is a surgery in which the whole breast is removed. There are five different types of a mastectomy. Talk to you doctor about if a mastectomy is the best choice for you. With a Hidden Scar Mastectomy, your surgeon can hide the incisions so your scars will not be visible when you look in the mirror or someone else sees your breast.
Lymph Node Removal
Lymph Node Removal involves your surgeon removing some of your lymph nodes under your arm during your lumpectomy or mastectomy. Examining your lymph nodes helps doctors find out the extent of your cancer.
Radiation Therapy is a highly targeted and highly effective way of destroying cancer cells in the breast that might stick around after surgery. Your radiation treatments will be overseen by a radiation oncologist.
Chemotherapy uses medicine to weaken and destroy cancer cells in the body. Your chemotherapy treatments will be overseen by a medical oncologist.
Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild a breast that was removed to treat or prevent cancer. Reconstruction can be done using implants or using tissues taken from other parts of your body, called “flaps.” If you are planning to have surgery to remove a breast (mastectomy) make sure to talk to your surgeon about reconstruction before your procedure. Your mastectomy might need to be done in a certain way for you to able to have the type of reconstruction you want.
A nurse navigator can help you navigate all aspects of your cancer journey. As you and your family interact with many doctors and healthcare settings, your oncology nurse navigator will remain a constant point of contact. The goal of a nurse navigator is to ease the burden on cancer patients.
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