Personalized Care that Sets us Apart
With advances in medical technology and the specialization of doctors, care for breast cancer patients is changing. Traditionally, the disease was treated rather than the patient and a standard treatment plan was followed for everyone. Today, with breakthroughs in research and treatment options, the patient comes first.
Each patient at the UMC Breast Center of Excellence receives personalized care tailored 100 percent to them.
Personalized care at the UMC Breast Center of Excellence means that we cover all aspects of care for patients. In doing so, we offer various services and programs that not only have to do with physical well-being but also for your mental, social and emotional well-being.
Breast Center of Excellence Tumor Board
We hold a tumor board that meets weekly. ALL specialties are involved including: breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiological oncologists and pathologists. Discussion is centered on each individual patient until an all-encompassing treatment plan is 100 percent agreed upon. Nurses, research staff, psychologists and physical/occupational therapists also play an important role in planning patient treatment and recovery. We want to make sure you and your loved ones truly receive the best, comprehensive care.
For years, we have offered the women's boutique as a space for breast cancer patients to come and receive some peace and relief during a difficult time. Patients can come in and pamper themselves with multiple accessories such as hats, earrings, scarves, wigs and breast prosthesis. Your ability to pay doesn't matter. UMC recently re-vamped this area with more privacy and femininity. We want you to know that you are beautiful, no matter what!
This American Cancer Society program is available to all women undergoing treatment for cancer. It is a non-medical public service program that teaches beauty techniques to help you manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling. Above all, we help our cancer patients find some normalcy in a life that is no longer normal