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Breast Program

Breast Program

At the Breast Program at Mission Hospital, our team of clinical experts is passionate about preventing breast cancer. That’s why they actively participate in community-based programs that promote the importance of early detection through mammography and breast self-exams. Our clinical team is equally passionate about breast cancer research and advanced treatment options that can potentially cure cancer and preserve healthy breast tissue. This pursuit of early detection and clinical excellence accounts for Breast Program outcomes that exceed state and regional standards. Mission holds accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.

World Class Care

In a single, convenient location, patients will find the individualized care that distinguishes Mission Hospital as a leader, including:

  • Nurse Navigators to help patients through the continuum of care while providing emotional support, education and access to resources.
  • Leading-edge imaging technology, from digital mammography to PET/CT to CT lung screening and breast MRI with Computer Assisted Detection (CAD).
  • Advanced targeted radiation therapy including Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
  • Cancer genetic consultations (in affiliation with City of Hope).
  • Education Center and Resource Library with extensive cancer information presented in lay terms.
  • Appearance Center for patients to assist with prostheses, specialized clothing and helpful products for cosmesis and comfort.

A Team Approach to Care

At the Breast Program at Mission Hospital, our team of clinical experts is passionate about preventing breast cancer. That’s why they actively participate in community-based programs that promote the importance of early detection through mammography and breast self-exams. Our clinical team is equally passionate about breast cancer research and advanced treatment options that can potentially cure cancer and preserve healthy breast tissue. This pursuit of early detection and clinical excellence accounts for Breast Program outcomes that exceed state and regional standards. Mission holds accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.

  • Breast Surgeons
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Cancer Genetics Counselors
  • Cancer Navigators
  • Clinical Research Professionals
  • Rehabilitation Specialists

Working as a team, these caring experts utilize the most advanced therapies available to treat breast cancer and to preserve healthy tissue:

  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplasty, which preserves the breast’s appearance by reshaping breast tissue after surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy, which often eliminates the need to remove multiple lymph nodes
  • Reconstructive surgery to restore the breast’s appearance after a mastectomy
  • Nipple-Areola sparing surgery is a procedure that preserves the skin of the breast, nipple and areola
  • Hormone therapy, which can be used in all aspects of breast cancer treatment, including: initial prevention; preventing the cancer’s recurrence, and preventing the cancer from spreading to other areas of the body
  • Chemotherapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), which reduces the amount of radiation treatment needed
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy, used after lumpectomy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which delivers high doses of radiation directly to the tumor site while protecting healthy tissue
  • Partial breast radiation delivered by an implanted device, which delivers radiation to the tumor site from inside the breast through a small catheter, rather than from an external beam
  • Rehabilitation, a specialized program designed to meet a patient’s individual needs during all phases of treatment

Meeting Your Personal Needs

Since each patient’s treatment plan focuses on individual medical need, the Breast Program offers many additional services that can assist patients and their families throughout their treatment program and beyond.

  • Clinical Trials
  • Financial Counseling
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Interpreter Services
  • Library and Resource Center
  • Pastoral Care
  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Programs
  • Social Services
  • Support Groups
  • Survivorship Counseling

The Search for a Cure

As part of our dedication to providing the most advanced, comprehensive breast health services, we continually seek the best care for our patients. That includes the search for a breast cancer cure. Through our partnership with City of Hope National Medical Center, Mission Women’s Wellness Center provides select patients the opportunity to participate in research and clinical trials that provide access to the latest in breast cancer treatment and prevention.