Multidiscipinary Breast Clinic 

Compassionate care for those with cancer

breast cancer patients

For many women facing a breast cancer diagnosis, the roughest period is the initial, anxiety-ridden, not-knowing-for-sure period, which can sometimes stretch out for six weeks or even more. That’s why our multidisciplinary breast clinic brings together all the various breast cancer related specialties in one location.

When a woman suspects or learns she has breast cancer, she can come to our clinic and see a number of specialists in a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months. This allows patients to get answers to all their questions in one day and go home with both a diagnosis and a definitive treatment plan.

One team at work for you

Radiation oncologists, general and reconstructive plastic surgeons, a dietitian, and a patient advocate are all here to move the process along. This group also has a “fast-track arrangement” with pathologists, radiologists, and medical oncologists not serving in the clinic, but still supporting the Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center.

This multidisciplinary approach is ideal for busy women juggling work, family, and other commitments. It is also extremely comforting to those who, understandably, would like a second, third, or even fourth opinion. This new approach to breast cancer treatment should also lead to better outcomes by shaving off time between the diagnosis and the onset of treatment.

We feel that all this, combined with some of the most sophisticated technology, will help us not only treat women with cancer more efficiently, but also allow us to provide them and their loved ones with peace of mind.

If you are a physician wishing to refer a patient, please call 904-308-7411.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare. Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center.