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As a result of increased research funding, clinical studies and public awareness campaigns, breast cancer survival rates continue to rise as the number of deaths associated with the disease declines. Inspira invests in technology and provides services for prevention and early detection as well as the advanced treatment of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the cells of the breast. Although it can occur in both men and women, it is far more common in women.
The best protection against breast cancer is early detection and diagnosis, and the goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage when it is most treatable.
It’s normal for breasts to change during a lifetime. They can grow in size, change in texture, and may become tender or painful, especially with breastfeeding or during menopause. However, these symptoms should always be discussed with your health care provider.
One of the most common indicators of breast cancer is the growth of a lump or mass in the breast. Other symptoms include:
Even when no symptoms are present, it is recommended that breast cancer is screened for regularly. There are three primary ways to complete a breast screening:
When it comes to breast cancer treatment, patients have more options today than ever before. Inspira’s holistic approach enables our oncologists to look at your overall wellbeing and health history so that when a treatment method is selected, it has the highest chance of producing a favorable outcome.
Factors such as your age, genetic makeup, family history and other health conditions all play a part in how you will be treated.
Depending on different factors, there are several treatment options you and your doctor may choose to explore:
If you’d like more information about your or a loved one’s cancer care, or to receive a second opinion about a diagnosis, our team is here to help.
Inspira offers comprehensive breast cancer treatment at our medical centers in Vineland and Mullica Hill. Inspira’s Breast Cancer Program includes a nationally accredited Breast Center based in the Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons that recognizes centers that provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.
Early detection saves lives. It’s why we put so much emphasis on having the most innovative breast imaging and screening devices available for our breast cancer patients. Our local imaging centers provide access to digital and 3D mammograms, non-invasive ultrasound machines and breast MRI, among other technologies. When cancer is suspected, patients can move forward quickly through diagnostic imaging, and if needed, biopsy. Our goal is to reduce your stress whenever possible.
Inspira offers a multidisciplinary breast cancer team that meets regularly to discuss each patient’s treatment plan and progress. The team includes medical and radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and specialists in reconstructive plastic surgery, along with coordinators, social workers, genetic counselors, registered dietitians, physical therapists and behavioral health specialists.
Our coordinators connect with patients when they have an abnormal mammogram, breast changes or lumps. They continue to work with every person who is diagnosed with breast cancer to support their physical and emotional needs through treatment and survivorship. Coordinators are strong advocates ensuring care guidance and managing relationships with multiple specialists involved in a patient’s care. Inspira also offers ongoing distress screening/counseling and a physical rehabilitation program that can begin before treatment to improve outcomes.
Cancer care and services are offered at our convenient medical center locations.
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