The Saint Francis Breast Center uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating patients with breast cancer. Surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and oncology research nurses meet together weekly to exchange knowledge and opinions to identify the most appropriate treatment options for our patients.
This comprehensive approach allows our physicians to:
- Promote inclusion of a broad range of physician specialists to address early diagnosis, quality of life, ethics, legal issues or other relevant topics.
- Improve patient care, promote effective management of resources and make decisions which reflect the patient's goals for treatment.
- Discuss treatment options including investigational therapy for breast cancer patients to offer a collaborative recommendation.