Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often overwhelmed by information, treatment options, life changes and emotional stress. A new patient coordinator works closely with nurses and other Breast Cancer Program staff to make sure you get all the appointments, tests, treatments, services and support you need.
Breast Cancer Cognitive Evaluation Service
Some cancer patients experience changes in cognition or their ability to think. The Breast Cancer Cognitive Evaluation Service is a unique resource that helps detect cognitive changes early and provide women with assistance and interventions to alleviate cognitive challenges.
Women with breast cancer and their families can also find emotional and social support in our cancer support groups.
- ABCD, or After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – an organization that provides much-needed support. ABCD pairs newly diagnosed women with mentors who help women get through treatment and beyond.
- Cancer Caregivers Support Group – a group that provides emotional support, sharing and information for anyone caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.
High-Risk Breast Cancer Program
Women with a strong family history of breast cancer (or any women who are concerned about breast disease) will benefit from knowing more about their real risk. Our experienced team of counselors will assess your risk factors and help you understand your true risk status. They work with you to develop a personalized health plan that can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. This service includes:
- Documentation of your family health history and personal medical history
- Thorough clinical breast examination
- Consultation with the Cancer Genetics Screening Program (including genetic counseling and BRCA testing when warranted)
- Nutritional counseling
- Individualized recommendations and education
Mammograms and the COVID-19 Vaccine – What You Should KnowSwelling of the lymph nodes is a known side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although it is temporary and not harmful, these enlarged lymph nodes may be seen on your mammogram. Because swollen lymph nodes can indicate breast cancer, we may call you back for additional evaluation and possible follow-up imaging. To avoid this, please schedule your mammogram before your first COVID-19 vaccination or four weeks after your second-dose vaccination.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.
Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine
There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.