A new breast center opening April 25 at UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is aiming to make receiving a breast cancer diagnosis less of a stressful, painful ordeal.
The new center will provide a full range of breast health care services for each step of the patient journey, from prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment. Patients can now see a number of different providers who solely focus on breast cancer—breast surgeons, genetic counselors, medical oncologists and radiologists—all in one place, according to a press release.
“We’re very excited about the impact it will have on the patient experience to have our providers all co-located in the same place,” said Sonia Sugg, medical director of the breast center, in a statement. “Not only is it more convenient for the patient to simply walk down the hall for their next appointment, but it also allows for better collaboration among our providers. In cancer care, it’s critical to bring experts from a number of disciplines together to develop the best care plan for the patient.”
Patient cases are to be reviewed by a tumor board comprised of breast cancer experts. Each patient will be paired with a dedicated nurse navigator.