Breast Health Services
The Women’s Wellness Center at Mission Hospital 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,
To learn more about our breast health services at our Laguna Beach or Mission
Viejo locations, give us a call today.
Located within our Women's Wellness Center, Mission Imaging Center's
caring staff operates Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography. This
is the most advanced form of mammography available today. Our center is
also accredited by the American College of Radiology and staffed with
breast radiologists, which means you can be confident knowing that your
results will be read and interpreted correctly.
Mission Imaging Center offers a complete range of
breast diagnostic services. These advanced services help to identify cancer earlier on, optimizing
success and allowing for faster treatment.
The 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 resources. Our licensed genetics counselors
will help you understand your risk and how to proactively manage your
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 supported by 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 one of the highly trained
multidisciplinary team to develop a complete picture of you as an individual
and your specific health and medical circumstances. The conference also
empowers doctors to provide optimal treatment recommendations.
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. When you come to us, we review your
specific medical needs to determine the best option.
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 our Women's Wellness Center
and contains books, pamphlets, and videos 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 health care information.
Breast cancer treatment can place women at a life-long risk for developing
lymphedema, accumulation of fluid, which may cause debilitating effects.
Early detection can allow for early intervention that can prevent or slow
progression of lymphedema to a chronic more difficult to treat stage.
Our Lymphedema Program includes:
- Patient education
- Screening and measurement (pre-operative baseline measurement and post-treatment
- Referral for lymphedema sleeves (available at our boutique) if needed
- Referral for early intervention with our Lymphedema Rehab Specialist
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. Restorative massage
may be especially beneficial for patients 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