Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, but it can also affect men. With early detection and treatment, breast cancer survival rates are very good. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, we offer complete breast care close to home.
Our program provides extensive services and facilities for breast cancer care. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has accredited our program for providing superior breast health care, and the American College of Radiology has designated our Advanced Diagnostic Breast Center as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Breast cancer screening is important for early detection of breast cancer. We offer digital mammography, 3-D mammography breast ultrasound (handheld and automated), breast MRI, breast density assessment and a wide range of biopsy techniques at our Advanced Diagnostic Breast Center.
If imaging tests detect breast cancer, you will undergo a breast biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. We provide quick and accurate diagnosis as well as the latest in molecular testing for breast cancer. Your treatment team will use your diagnostic test results to develop an individualized treatment plan for recovery.
Free Breast Cancer Screenings
Henrico Doctors' Hospital partners with the Virginia Department of Health to offer a program called Every Woman’s Life. The program provides free health screenings for the prevention and early detection of cancer cancer for qualified women.
Screening tests are simple and quick. Your appointment may include a free mammogram, Pap test, clinical breast exam and pelvic exam. If the tests find cancer, you may qualify for health coverage through Medicaid. A case-worker can assist you in applying for financial assistance and Medicaid.
For more information about Every Woman's Life, please watch the video below or call (804) 200-7020.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer is certainly scary and life-changing. At Henrico Doctors' Hospital, we offer many treatment options that will help you get back to your family and everyday life. Our partnership with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute gives you access to the most advanced breast cancer therapies and clinical trials.
Your breast cancer treatment plan may include:
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Axillary node dissection
- Breast reconstructive surgery
- Radiation therapy
- External beam therapy
- Hypofractionated radiotherapy
- Accelerated partial breast irradiation
- Intensity modulated radiotherapy
- Prone breast radiotherapy
- Hormone therapy
- Aromatase inhibitors
- Clinical trials
You can trust you are in capable hands with our expert team. Your breast cancer treatment team may include mammography and ultrasound technologists, breast radiologists, breast cancer nurse navigators, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, and plastic surgeons.
Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to care and may present details of your breast cancer treatment in our weekly breast cancer multidisciplinary clinic. This clinic helps ensure you receive the best possible care. To learn more about the clinic, please watch the video below.
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Support
The more you know, the better your outcome can be. That's why we integrate education and support throughout our program of care. You benefit from our broad range of services, including:
- A breast imaging navigator and breast cancer nurse navigator.
- Oncology social workers.
- Spiritual support with an oncology-dedicated chaplain.
- eEducational materials, a resource library of books and DVDs, and computer access at our American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center.
- Rehabilitation services to help you improve your quality of life
- Lymphedema services.
- Support groups to guide you from diagnosis through treatment, recovery and life after cancer.
- Our Cancer Genetics Clinic, which can identify your or your family's risk for breast cancer and provide genetics counseling.
- A survivorship care plan and treatment summary
Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators
Your breast cancer nurse navigator will work closely with you and your care team to ensure you know all of your options and receive the care, education and support you need. Nurse navigators also coordinate appointments with your care team and guide you through any further testing or high-risk counseling.