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It’s estimated that 1 out of 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s about a 12% lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Researchers, Physicians and even Hospitals are constantly working to find better ways to detect and treat breast cancer.
Dr. Judith Thompson, surgeon and steering committee member of the newly formed Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels discusses the program.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is leading the way in comprehensive breast cancer care in New Braunfels, Texas. At the center of the program is a Breast Cancer Tumor Board that meets to review treatments for newly diagnosed patients. A group of multi-specialty physicians review cases in a community setting. The board’s findings and recommendations act as a second opinion and are presented to the patient’s treating surgeon.
A key component of the program includes a Nurse Patient Navigator
who helps guide patients through the healthcare system. In addition to directing the patient through biopsy, chemotherapy if required and radiation, the navigator also provides resources for the patient including wigs, transportation and local support.
The Breast Cancer Program is led by a physician steering committee that includes Breast fellowship trained physicians and the program’s membership is comprised of multi-specialty physicians.
The program in New Braunfels provides personalized comprehensive patient care plan for continuum of care from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.
If you’d like more information or to schedule a Mammogram visit www.christussantarosa.org/breastcare.