The Breast Health Program at HRMC offers a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of breast health issues.
The Cancer Center
The Cancer Center facility is unparalleled in our region. It combines medical and radiation oncology in one beautiful facility to increase comfort and convenience to the patient and enhance the continuum of care. For the patient’s reference and support, the American Cancer Society’s local office is within the Cancer Center as well as an informational library.
Our Radiation Oncology physicians provide exemplary care to breast patients. The Cancer Center houses the latest—generation linear accelerators, which allow for pinpoint accuracy in radiation therapy. Radiation Oncology nursing staff are oncology certified with sensitivity and compassion toward breast cancer patients.
Our Medical Oncology physicians are highly trained, experienced oncology specialists with outstanding compassion for women experiencing breast cancer. The Cancer Center offers outpatient chemotherapy treatments administered by exceptional oncology certified nurses as well as clinical research trials.
The Pathology Department at HRMC is responsible for processing breast tissue obtained at the time of biopsy or surgery. All breast tissue is examined by a quality-minded, board-certified pathologist who renders a diagnosis based on the gross and microscopic findings. In some cases, a diagnosis can be rendered within 24 hours. In other cases, more time is needed to perform additional studies.
Many patients, even those treated conservatively, become interested in breast reconstructive surgery to correct asymmetry that may become more severe after treatment. At the Breast Center, we have access to plastic surgical options; it may be as simple as an implant to correct volume changes in the breast, or for more complex cases, multiple-staged methods are available.