At the Breast Program at Mission Hospital, our team of clinical experts
is passionate about early detection of 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 the following
leading-edge imaging technology:
- exclusive 3D Tomosynthesis
- CT lung screening
- Breast MRI with Computer Assisted Detection (CAD)
Advanced targeted radiation therapy including Image Guided Radiation Therapy
(IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
Mission Hospital also provides the following to our patients:
- Nurse Navigators to help patients through the continuum of care while providing
emotional support, education and access to resources
- Cancer genetic consultations
- Education Center
- Resource Library with extensive cancer information
- Appearance Center with products for comfort and healing for patients undergoing
Mission Hospital believes in a team approach to provide you with exceptional
health care. We work together as a team and these caring experts utilize
the most advanced therapies available to treat breast cancer and to preserve
- Breast Surgeons
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Certified mammography technologists
- certifiedCancer Genetics Counselors
- certifiedCancer Navigators
- Clinical Research Professionals
- Rehabilitation Specialists
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.
Navigation services include:
- Clinical Trials
- Financial Counseling
- Genetic Counseling
- Interpreter Services
- Library and Resource Center
- Pastoral Care
- Psychosocial Counseling
- Psychosocial Distress Screening
- Rehabilitation Programs
- Social Services
- Support Groups
- Lymphedema testing
- 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. 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.
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
To learn more about our Breast Health Services, please make a selection
from the menu on the left or call at (949) 347-6062.
Located within Mission Women's Wellness Center, Mission Imaging Center's
caring staff is available to serve you. We are pleased to have our Tomosynthesis
machines, also known as 3D mammography, the most advanced form of mammography
available today. Accredited by the American College of Radiology and staffed
with breast radiologists, you can be confident your results are read and
Mission Imaging Center offers a complete range of
breast diagnostic services. These advances help to identify cancer earlier, optimizing success.
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 information and resources. Our licensed
genetics counselors will help you understand your risk and how to proactively
manage your breast health.
Throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery, our certified Nurse Navigators
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
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.
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 health care
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 – A pre-operative baseline measurement
- Referral for lymphedema sleeves (available at our boutique) if needed
- Referral for early intervention with our Lymphedema Rehab Specialist
Using a nationally recognized standardized screening tool, our Nurse Navigators
will assist you in assessing your risk. Referrals and resources will be
provided as needed.