Breast Cancer Treatment in Greensboro, NC
At Central Carolina Surgery, we understand that the diagnostic process can bring tremendous stress, anxiety and confusion. We believe that providing the best treatment possible includes helping patients and their families navigate through the multitude of decisions during a very difficult time. We evaluate and treat over 600 breast cancer cases per year.
Breast Care Alliance
We participate in the Breast Care Alliance at the Cone Health Cancer Center. The Breast Care Alliance is a multidisciplinary team of physicians and other caregivers from eight different practice sites who collaborate to provide seamless care as a single team. This team consists of surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, genetic counselors, nurse navigators, nurses, and a variety of other social service professionals dedicated to providing timely state-of-the-art care incorporating world class technologies.
Some components of this program include:
- Weekly multidisciplinary case conference – each patient is discussed in detail, reviewing pertinent films, pathology, and overall recommendations
- Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC) – Rather than find your way to the various appointments involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment, each member of your breast cancer team visits you in your exam room. That goes a long way toward reducing unnecessary stress and anxiety. It also ensures you have all the information you need to make decisions about your care.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
As part of the Breast Care Alliance, we have earned full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
According to the NAPBC, accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance. During the survey process the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
Surveyors review services and experience in 27 different standards, including diagnostic imaging, medical and radiation oncology, reconstructive breast surgery, genetic evaluation, nursing, and education and early detection programs.
Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures that you will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
Quality breast health care close to home.
The options available to you will depend upon a number of factors; including the type of tumor, the extent of the disease at the time of diagnosis, and your age and medical history. Your personal feelings about the treatment and your self-image will also be important considerations in your doctor’s assessment and recommendations. You should discuss the treatment methods and how they apply to your particular situation with your doctors.
You may have several doctors involved in your treatment, including a surgeon, a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and a plastic surgeon. Whether you will need to see a doctor in each of these fields will depend on your particular situation.
Treatment for breast cancer has advanced tremendously in recent years. Breast cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstructive surgery. The techniques in each of these fields have improved, leading to treatments that were not previously available. Consequently, breast cancer treatment has become more effective and the cosmetic results have improved.