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Learning you have breast cancer can be very difficult to process. Fortunately, research breakthroughs, technological advancements and "multidisciplinary" teams have equipped us with more precise ways to treat breast cancer. Whether it's gene sequencing to map your exact cancer type, the latest surgical techniques or participation in many leading clinical trials, breast cancer treatment has made huge strides.
At Spectrum Health, we treat all types of breast cancer. Some important things to know about our program include:
In the initial stages of your breast cancer, there is often further testing to get more specific information to design the best treatment plan. Our Betty Ford Breast Cancer Services is nationally recognized for its excellence in diagnostic imaging. Read more about diagnosing breast cancer.
Your breast cancer treatment plan is designed around your type of breast cancer and your specific needs. We rely on the latest treatment approaches that may include a combination of gene sequencing, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy. Learn more about treating breast cancer.
Depending on your treatment plan, you may experience physical and emotional side effects that can benefit from support services. Our support care services have experience helping people navigate cancer treatments and are able to help.
Our follow-up care, support and resources allow you to adjust to a new normal and cope more smoothly during this phase.
Your nurse navigator will be with you and your family throughout your care to make sure you receive the care and services you need. Get guidance during diagnosis and treatment, encouragement when you want it, and someone to act as an advocate when you need one.
Your team will be built around your particular cancer. It will include different specialists. Your nurse navigator will likely be your main contact between appointments.
For a list of important phone numbers, go to Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic.
Please call 1.855.SHCancer if you like to get a second opinion at Spectrum Health. We are happy to help you with accessing your medical records.