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Breast Health Services

Advanced Breast Health

Mission Women's Wellness Center offers complete breast health services - including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer - in a warm, secure environment to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Knowing breast cancer can take a toll on the mind and spirit of both patient and family, we also offer Spiritual Care services that support the needs of many. This exceptional care is delivered with the expertise, compassion and support.

To learn more about our Breast Health Services, please make a selection from the menu on the left or please give us a call at (949) 347-6080.

Mammography Center

Located within Mission Women's Wellness Center, Mission Imaging Center's caring staff operates all-digital mammography technology to ensure you get the best possible results with the least discomfort. Accredited by the American College of Radiology and staffed with breast radiologists, you can be confident your results are read and interpreted correctly.

Diagnostic Services

Mission Imaging Center offers a complete range of breast diagnostic services. These advances help to identify cancer earlier, optimizing success.

High-Risk Genetics Program

The High-Risk Genetics Program gives women in south Orange County a powerful ally against breast cancer. Evolving beyond the once-common approach of watchful waiting, our advanced genetic counseling and testing empowers women with an active prevention, intervention and risk-reduction program.

For women identified at risk of developing breast cancer, this program provides invaluable preventive information and resources. Our genetics counselor will help you understand your risk and how to proactively manage your breast health.

Nurse Case Manager

Throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery, your highly trained Nurse Case Manager will help you navigate your journey every step of the way. She will assist you in understanding the process, enable you to be an active participant in your care, and be available as a constant resource for information, services and support.

Personal Treatment Team

During your treatment at Mission Hospital you will be the center of a dedicated support team that includes your personal physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, dietitians and physical therapists.

Planning Conference (Tumor Board)

Mission Hospital Cancer Conference -- The only program of its kind in Orange County -- encourages patient participation and examination in the treatment planning process. This enables a highly trained multidisciplinary team to develop a complete picture of you as an individual and your specific circumstances. The conference empowers doctors to provide optimal treatment recommendations.

Treatment Options

Should you need treatment, we offer a complete array of options including breast conserving treatment (lumpectomy), mastectomy, breast reconstruction (either immediate or delayed), sentinel node biopsy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Research

In partnership with the City of Hope National Medical Center, Mission's Breast Health Services participates in national clinical research studies. This positions us at the forefront in the ongoing search for a cure. Our research program enables close clinical follow-up of trial participants and access to cutting edge treatment protocols.

Susan G. Komen Library

Our Susan G. Komen library is housed in Mission Women's Wellness Center and contains books, pamphlets, videos and audiotapes across a wide range of breast health and breast cancer topics to enable you with a better understanding of prevention, treatment and coping mechanisms. In addition, a computer is available to provide online access to reputable healthcare information.

Lymphedema Program

The Lymphedema Program provides education, preventive strategies and therapy for breast cancer patients. The program begins immediately following surgery with preventive exercise instruction that helps decrease the risk of developing lymphedema. When treatment is required, our certified therapists create a comprehensive exercise and occupational therapy program to meet individual needs.

Restorative Massage

Performed by certified therapeutic massage therapists, this specialized form of massage stimulates the body's inherent healing processes and may reduce inflammation and increase range of motion. This may be especially beneficial for patient undergoing treatment for cancer. Techniques include Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Trigger Point Releases. As part of an overall treatment plan, restorative massage may be covered by insurance.