At HVSG, our breast cancer treatment plans are state-of-the-art, patient-centered, and consultative.
Once a breast cancer diagnosis has been made, your HSVG Breast Care Team will work closely together with you to discuss your treatment options and ensure the best outcome. Our surgeons take the time to counsel their patients on what to expect before, during, and after their procedure. Your journey to breast health may include:
MINIMALLY INVASIVE, PATIENT-CENTERED TECHNIQUES
- Breast Surgery
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
At HVSG, we make sure our patients know that they have options. Our Breast Cancer Teams are the experts in minimally invasive techniques that offer patients a better quality-of-life approach to beating breast cancer. The latest advances in technology have created new ways to administer radiation in a very precise manner with little detrimental effect to the tissue and organs surrounding the cancer target. Also, breast-cancer surgery has evolved away from the one-solution of a drastic mastectomy to more patient-centered techniques that help maintain a patient's physical and emotional well-being. While a mastectomy is still the best choice for some, there are other possible treatments today, such as:
- sentinel node detection - which allows surgeons to find and remove the cancer-effected sentinel nodes and thereby avoid the spread of the cancer and future surgeries
- lumpectomy - a less invasive technique of removing the lump and some of the tissue around it that leaves patients with good cosmetic results and minimal disabilities
All surgical decisions are made within the parameters of safely removing the cancer and restoring the patient's physical appearance. Plastic surgeons are continually involved throughout the entire process to ensure the natural restoration of the breast tissue.
Nutritional counseling is available for patients undergoing treatment as well as those who are on a preventative plan. As always, our team of compassionate counselors are available for all patients in need of emotional support at any time before, during and after treatment.
Beating cancer is our goal. Maintaining our patient's physical appearance and emotional well-being is an essential part of recovery. Our patients are informed of their options and have an innovative, caring team of experts to help them beat and conquer breast cancer. Contact us today if you have any concerns about your breast health.