New London Cancer Center

 

Breast Heal Center:

Our Goal
To improve patient care and increase awareness of breast health issues through education, early detection, coordination of treatment, providing prompt, expedient care and providing support & resources for genetic counseling. For patients with the diagnosis of breast cancer, we provide comprehensive consultations by Board Certified Oncologists offering access to the latest clinical trials incorporating new therapies and continuing care of post treatment symptom management.

Services Provided:

  • Information, education and access to the newest, most effective therapies and clinical trials
  • Genetic counseling, including testing and referrals
  • All reports sent within one working day to your Surgeon, OB/GYN or Primary Care Physician
  • Prompt referrals for follow up testing, including mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies and evaluation by a surgeon of your preference
  • Same day appointments for evaluation and/or management of breast lumps, skin changes or abnormal mammogram reports
  • Comprehensive Consultations by Board Certified Medical Oncologists

 Education:

  • Breast self-exam (BSE) and early detection
  • What to do if you find a lump
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer risk assessment
  • Cancer prevention
  • Available diagnostic tests
  • Available treatment plans

Support Groups/Programs:

  • Individual patient and family counseling for
    1. Patient with family history of breast cancer
    2. Patient with abnormal lump, abnormal mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy.
    3. Patient with diagnosis of breast cancer and long-term issues after treatment of breast disease including breast cancer.
  • Partners and Caregivers support group
  • Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Healthy Lifestyles:

  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Identifying and relieving postmenopausal symptoms
  • Reducing the risk of breast cancers, other cancer and osteoporosis
  • Risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapies
  • Nutritional and exercise programs
  • Lymphedema education, post- mastectomy exercises and treatments
  • Bone Density evaluation
  • Bone loss therapy and risk management recommendations

Treatment of Breast cancer

  • Comprehensive Consultations by Board Certified Medical Oncologists
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy by Oncology Certified Nurses
  • Laboratory on the premises
  • Chemotherapy symptom management
  • Education
  • Psychosocial services on site
  • Radiation Therapy at hospital near your home
  • Tumor Board with multidisciplinary approach to disease management
  • Availability of ECOG Clinical Trials
  • Post treatment symptom management

Breast Cancer Resources and Services:

  •  Cancer Society referrals
  • Lymphedema Associations
  • Prosthesis and wigs
  • Mastectomy bras, lingerie and swimwear
  • Reconstructive surgery options and referrals to Plastic Surgeons
  • Referrals to VNA, Hospice and pain management specialists
  • Resources to obtain free chemotherapy medications for patients without Insurance coverage

We believe a well-informed patient helps us provide state of the art care by encouraging open discussions of illnesses and choices available to the patient and their families

Our Purpose is to define and attempt to complete the unmet needs in Breast Health Care

Our Goal is to try to meet these needs by working with other providers in the Community
Oncologist New London, CT

 

National Cancer Institute   American Society of Clinical Oncology The American Society of Hematology Association of Community Cancer Centers, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
American Cancer Society The William W. Backus Hospital L&M Hospital National Breast Cancer Foundation

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