At the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Rose Medical Center, we understand that advanced technology is vital to providing expert cancer treatment, but we also know that treating the whole patient takes a team. That’s why we have a multidisciplinary team that works together on our patients’ behalf to ensure each patient is given a personalized treatment plan and supported through every step of their cancer journey--from diagnosis and treatment to surveillance and survivorship.
Our breast nurse navigators are your go-to resource for all things related to your diagnosis. They provide education, resources, appointment management and support. Learn more about nurse navigation.
Radiologists are medical doctors who are specially trained to interpret medical images of the body to diagnose and stage disease or injury. Breast radiologists are specially trained to interpret imaging related to the breast and are experienced in detecting breast cancer. Our radiologists are board-certified and significantly exceed the requirements for mammography interpretation. Additionally, they have trained with world-renowned experts and are well regarded as experts in the field.
Oncologists are medical doctors who have received advanced training in the treatment of cancer. They work with you, your loved ones and the rest of the breast cancer team to create a treatment plan that fits your specific diagnosis, health history and goals.
Breast surgeons are medical doctors who have received advanced training in both surgery and specifically for surgical treatment for conditions of the breast. Surgery can range from a lumpectomy (removal of the cancerous tissue) to a double mastectomy (removal of both breasts). Your team will work with you to help find a treatment plan that works with your needs and goals.
Women who have surgery to treat their breast cancer may choose to have breast reconstruction surgery after the treatment procedure. Reconstruction is aimed to reform or reshape one or both breasts after surgery. Reconstructive surgeons are specially trained in plastic surgery and making the breast look and feel as natural as possible.
Part of your treatment plan may include radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists are specially trained to administer radiation to treat cancer. These treatments may be used in conjunction with surgery or medication and are designed to completely eradicate the cancerous tissue. Learn more about the types of radiation treatments at Rose.