Diagnosed? We are Here for You
A Breast Cancer Diagnosis – How We Can Help
Hoag’s breast care team is here to help guide you through this emotional and challenging journey. We strive to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and efficient manner to meet your breast care needs.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will probably have several questions. Hoag’s breast care team is ready to answer those questions, help streamline your care and coordinate your treatment plan. At Hoag you will have a multidisciplinary team of breast specialists to expertly manage your care. This allows you and your physician to make timely, informed decisions, and gives you the assurance of a team that will partner with you and your physician to formulate a treatment plan tailored just for you.
This is an emotional time. The support of family and friends will help give you the strength necessary to make challenging decisions during this difficult time. We encourage you to talk with them about your diagnosis and treatment options. Utilize the breast cancer resources on this site to help you.
Following a diagnosis, a breast radiologist along with a breast care nurse navigator will personally meet with you to explain your results. We recommend bringing a friend or family member to your appointment to help gather the information. From there, Hoag’s breast care nurse navigator will be your point of contact for information regarding your treatment plan, and is available to answer your questions or concerns. The nurse navigator will review the different breast care physicians you may see, including medical oncologists and specialized breast surgeons, and assist you with scheduling your appointments to begin treatment.
Your questions and concerns are important, so please don’t hesitate to ask anything that comes to mind. Each woman’s diagnosis is different just as each cancer is different, so we understand your questions and concerns will be unique.