If you've been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, you and your family might be overwhelmed with questions and concerns. Your first decision is where to get treatment.
You want a place where you can get the most advanced treatment options available. A place where you are supported by a team of compassionate experts. A place where you are treated as a whole person.
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center is that place. We have the region’s best health care providers in the field of oncology. Our world-class treatment facility offers cutting-edge technology in a welcoming and positive healing environment.
If your doctor thinks that you have breast cancer, you may have other tests, including:
If your doctor thinks that breast cancer may have spread to other organs in your body (metastasized), he or she may order additional testing, including a:
Once breast cancer has been diagnosed, doctors perform tests to determine the stage of the cancer. Staging is the process of determining the size of the tumor and whether it has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body. Doctors use a cancer’s stage as a key factor in making treatment recommendations and estimating the patient’s chance for recovery.
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Do you have a loved one with breast cancer and want to help support her but not where sure where to start?
Join the Helping Her Heal study program conducted by the University of Washington's School of Nursing, aimed at providing spouses/partners of breast cancer patients with the tools needed to deal with the impact of breast cancer in your everyday lives.
The University of Washington is enlisting patients for this study that are within six months of their first diagnosis of breast cancer, dealing with their significant others/husbands. Patients must live in the Puget Sound area and speak and read English.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MN, at 206-685-0837, or visit Helping Her Heal.
*Study is free of charge to individuals and others/spouses. MultiCare Regional Cancer Center can aide in the referral process, or patients can choose to self-refer.
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