Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic
A Comprehensive Approach
We are the only clinic of its kind in the central valley. Our emphasis is to offer patients a multidisciplinary approach in the management of their breast cancer. Our clinic is available to all patients who have an abnormal mammogram, a palpable mass, have been newly diagnosed, have recurrent breast cancer, or are at an increased risk of developing cancer. Our mission is to provide the latest information for breast cancer management. The Breast Cancer Program offers state-of-the-art services and education to provide patients a highly personalized treatment plan. The team is comprised of a Breast Surgeon, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Pathologist, Radiologist, Plastic Surgeon, Nutritionist, Counselor and Breast Clinic Patient Liaison. We will review all pertinent information and coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach using the wisdom and knowledge of our experienced breast cancer specialists. At each clinic, patient's cases will be presented to the Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board.
Breast Support Group
Our caring staff is here to provide emotional support services for our patients and their families. We recognize that cancer treatment can be daunting and overwhelming. Our experienced professional staff is trained and committed to helping patients and their families through this journey with support and compassion.
What do we provide?
Treatment of Breast Cancer in Growing Communities
Although medicine has evolved to better understand new chemotherapy drug regimens in managing patients with Breast Cancer as well as radiation therapy, we are in need of a better approach in the treatment of Breast Cancer. The difficulty patients have experienced in the past has been an uncoordinated approach for their cancer treatment. This has caused frustration not only for the patients and their families, but also for their physicians.
Several articles have been published that suggest a multidisciplinary focus that entails prevention, diagnosis and treatment has led to significant strides in the reduction of breast cancer mortality. Additionally, breast cancer management has become increasingly complex, requiring comprehensive assessment and review of multiple issues that include the role of genetic testing, imaging and breast magnetic resonance imaging, surgical and reconstructive options, and a variety of new adjuvant therapies. It has become more evident that a multidisciplinary team approach that involves a spectrum of breast experts is necessary to provide optimal care to patients.
At El Portal Comprehensive Cancer Center we are striving to bring this approach to the community. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service while providing compassionate care to our patients and their families.