· Breast cancer survivorship- long term monitoring for breast cancer survivors including long-term consequences of breast cancer treatments
· Today, more people are living with and beyond cancer than ever before. According to the American Cancer Society, the number of post-treatment cancer survivors in the United States (those who have finished their prescribed cancer treatments) has grown to about 15.5 million as of 2016.
www.cancercare.org. Cancer Care Connect Booklet Series
· After breast cancer treatment is complete and you have finished your follow up routine with your oncologist, it is time to transition to survivorship appointments. Coming to the Breast Care Center for these visits will ensure that you are being seen by a breast specialist who knows how to monitor and manage your care.
· Breast Cancer Survivorship visits may include-
o How to manage the short-term and long-term physical effects of cancer and its treatment
o Sources of support for emotional and spiritual concerns
o Answers to common questions about life after treatment
o Resources that can improve your quality of life and health
3. The Breast Cancer Treatment Link should have this information:
Noncancerous or benign breast conditions are noncancerous but can cause discomfort and require treatment. Unfortunately, many breast conditions mimic the symptoms of cancer and require tests and sometimes even biopsy to diagnose. Though the prospect of cancer is certainly scary, most biopsies find a benign breast condition instead of cancer. At the Breast Care Center, we can help you work through any abnormality you may encounter with your breasts. Common benign (noncancerous) conditions include:
Benign phyllodes tumor
Coordinated Oncology Care
The staff at the Breast Care Center work closely with many other entities to provide you with a seamless and timely plan of care for your breast diagnosis. You may require the services of surgeon, oncologist, radiation oncologist and reconstructive surgeon. Please view the included links about the Hays Med specialists in each of these areas:
Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute