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The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a frightening experience and is particularly prevalent in our metropolitan area. The Suburban Hospital Breast Health Program works with patients facing this diagnosis by offering state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic and treatment services, education and wellness programs, and compassionate, multidisciplinary care.
The program treats more than 300 breast cancer patients annually, more than any other hospital in Montgomery County. Suburban Hospital is recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a provider of high quality, comprehensive cancer care. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this special approval. With quality, coordinated care, compassion, and expertise, we set the standard for excellence in breast cancer care and treatment.
A team approach to breast cancer treatment
The hallmark of breast care and treatment is our integrative teamwork approach and our biweekly multidisciplinary conferences. Patients are empowered to be an active participant on their treatment team. Other team members may include: diagnostic radiologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, and oncology nurses and social workers.
Upon initial diagnosis of breast cancer, and possibly continuing throughout the treatment process, this team of specialists works collaboratively to determine optimum plans of care.
Comprehensive services, convenient location
Premier patient care is nearby. When treatment plans include surgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy infusion, or in-patient care, the Breast Health program provides a broad scope of oncology services conveniently located in the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center and the main hospital facility.