Women’s Cancer Center of the East Bay
UNIQUE CANCER CARE
The Women’s Cancer Center of the East Bay has brought together all of the essential components necessary for a comprehensive world-class breast cancer program. The biggest difference our cancer program provides to patients is our highly collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care. The benefit of multidisciplinary care is that you receive multiple medical opinions from a group of specialists, helping you feel confident you have explored all of your options. Also important is that our center offers the most advanced therapies and latest technologies available to diagnosis and treat breast cancer.
BETTER OUTCOMESResearch shows that a multidisciplinary approach leads to better outcomes with improved quality of life and improved survival rates for women with breast cancer. The ongoing collaboration and communication between members of your cancer care team makes it possible for your treatment to be coordinated, timely and effective.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CANCER CARE TEAM:
- Breast Surgeons
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Navigator
- Patient Care Coordinator
- Registered Dietitian
- Plastic Surgeons (available by referral)
- Genetic Counselors (available by referral)
Coordinated Care, Advanced Technology.
SINGLE DAY CANCER CLINIC
Our multidisciplinary cancer clinic is designed to evaluate patients with diagnosed breast cancer in a comprehensive, single-day setting to minimize the time between diagnosis and treatment. On the day of your appointment, you will meet with a breast surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. Each physician will discuss the most appropriate course of treatment for you based on the consensus opinions of the group and answer all of your questions regarding your cancer. The team approach saves you and your family the anxiety and uncertainty of waiting days and weeks between individual appointments. This single day setting minimizes the time between diagnosis and treatment. It lets you focus your energy on what’s important: getting well. Your referring physician is invited to attend the meeting with the multidisciplinary team. Otherwise, we will send our recommended treatment plan to your referring or primary care physician.