Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic
The multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic brings together all the specialists a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer needs in one single visit. The clinic, located in the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center, provides a team approach to treatment. During the visit, lasting approximately two hours, a woman meets with a surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist and plastic surgeon, if needed. A nurse specialist guides each person through the experience, and each woman receives a personalized notebook, "My Personal Journey." Most important, the clinic gives a woman reassurance and helps reduce anxiety at this very stressful time.
Breast Cancer Surgeon - may biopsy a tumor in the breast and, if it is malignant, remove the cancerous tumor.
Radiation Oncologist - specializes in the treatment of cancer patients, using radiation therapy as the main modality of treatment.
Medical Oncologist - specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy.
Plastic Surgeon - board certified plastic surgeons who perform breast augmentation.
Nurse Specialist - specialist knowledge and experience of caring for patients with cancer.