Have you been told you may have a breast problem or received a diagnosis of breast cancer? Our team of physicians and specially-trained nurses is here to help. We'll guide you every step of the way, shortening the diagnosis-to-treatment time, as well as helping you find the very best treatment options, and emotional support to see you through this difficult time.
Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Team Approach to Treatment
For years, patients have benefited from our multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. It starts with our weekly Breast Tumor Conference where our oncologists, radiologists, breast surgeons, pathologists, and the nursing team meet to review your case and determine the best treatment regimen. We believe that you deserve this coordinated approach. This extends to our commitment to bring cutting-edge radiation and medical oncology treatment, with dedicated medical resources, to you in a way that is coordinated and seamless.
Our Advanced Breast Program helps:
Decrease the diagnosis-to-treatment time. We understand that waiting only increases the anxiety for most people. That’s why we’ll see new patients within 48 hours to start planning treatment.
Navigate providing easy access to care. Our nurse navigator is trained in breast health and assists patients by coordinating their appointments with our specialists and other services, as needed, such as therapists and social services. Our nurse navigators serve as the patient’s advocate coordinating care across our multidisciplinary team.
Increase patient satisfaction. Our breast center received recognition from the PRC (Professional Research Consultants), which conducts monthly BJC/Missouri Baptist patient satisfaction surveys. For 2009 and 2010, the Breast HealthCare Center received:
- Top Performer of all participating for quality
- 5-Star Award for top 10 percent of participating hospitals in the country.
- 5-Star Award in Radiation Oncology from the PRC for patient satisfaction
- Top decile in advocacy.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-7550.