Cancer Center Plans Expansion
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Clinical Cancer Center: More Room for Breast Care CenterThe Breast Care Center will move to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center in September. The move will give the program more space and resources for delivering the most advanced breast health services available.
Double the Space, Greater PrivacyThe Breast Care Center is currently located on the fourth floor of the East Clinics in a suite that includes five patient exam rooms. Its new space on the third floor of the Clinical Cancer Center will feature 12 exam rooms. The new clinic will also include additional space for diagnostic equipment as well as growth capacity for new imaging units. All mammography units in the new Breast Care Center will use digital imaging technology. Digital mammography lets technicians see immediately whether or not a mammogram is good and, if necessary, retake an image immediately. This can save a patient from having to return later for a repeat procedure. The clinic space itself has been designed with patient convenience and privacy in mind. Patients can get to the Breast Care Center through either the Clinical Cancer Center entrance or the East Clinics entrance. The check-in desk is separated from the waiting area, providing patients with a greater measure of privacy. Check-out desks have privacy partitions, allowing patients to discuss medical needs in a confidential environment.
Complete Breast CareThe Breast Care Center provides women with complete breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services. Staff emphasize patient education, and teaching patients how to perform breast self-exams is part of every screening appointment. Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can come to the Breast Care Center for all their physician consultations, diagnostic procedures, follow-up appointments and clinical support. The care team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and other caregivers who all focus exclusively on breast cancer. Breast Care Center physicians offer the full range of cancer treatments, including several breast-conserving and breast reconstruction options. The Breast Cancer High-Risk Assessment Clinic is also available for women who have a family history of the disease or are concerned about their risk for any reason.
Last Review Date: April 28, 2008
Online Editor(s): Rich Petre