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Breast Cancer Care at Providence St. Joseph Hospital – Orange

 When you’re our patient, we don’t just treat your breast cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit. We pride ourselves on our innovation, and we’re known for offering some of the most advanced breast cancer therapies in Orange County.

Call 833-923-3550 for an appointment or request one online.

2258.3 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Breast Cancer Care at Providence St. Joseph Hospital – Orange

 When you’re our patient, we don’t just treat your breast cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit. We pride ourselves on our innovation, and we’re known for offering some of the most advanced breast cancer therapies in Orange County.

Call 833-923-3550 for an appointment or request one online.

2258.3 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of breast tissue. It’s more common in women, but men can get breast cancer too. Our expert oncology team uses the most effective, leading-edge therapies to treat patients with all types of breast cancer, including:

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • High-risk breast program
  • Invasive breast cancer
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Our advanced radiation treatments complement a full spectrum of services offered by the Breast Program, ranging from prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment for early, advanced and metastatic breast cancer. Additional services include:

  • Advanced breast imaging
  • Biopsy and diagnosis
  • Cancer genetics screenings
  • Clinical trials
  • DigniCap Cooling Scalp System for patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Family Resources
  • Medical oncology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, our Breast Program holds interdisciplinary treatment management conferences each week. Participants include expert breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nursing and research staff. As a team, these specialists evaluate and provide treatment recommendations for breast cancer patients.

The Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital offers the latest technological advancement to cure breast cancer: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). As Orange County's first hospital to offer this innovative treatment, our team of breast cancer experts leads the way in improving outcomes for breast cancer patients.

The Breast Program also utilizes the most recent medical developments and clinical trials. These, in combination with the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices have allowed us to achieve considerably higher survival rates than state and national averages.

Using evidence-based medical and surgical methods, our healthcare professionals strive for the best outcomes. We also utilize the National Cancer Center Network (NCCN) guidelines when planning treatment. However, each patient’s treatment plan is designed to meet the individual needs of the patient and family.

Testing and Diagnostics

Your doctors use many diagnostic and prognostic tools to determine which therapies work best to treat your cancer. Taking into account factors specific to your case, like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor, these may include one or more of the following:

  • 3D or tomosynthesis mammogram
  • Bone density screening
  • Breast cyst aspiration
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • MRI-guided biopsy
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy

Why Choose Us for Your Breast Cancer Care?

As our patient, you have access to the best specialists and a full range of support services for you and your loved ones, all under one roof. We’re able to minimize the time between your diagnosis and treatment with coordinated, whole-person care that always puts you first.

All patients at our Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center get a personalized experience, including rooms set to your temperature, lighting and sound preferences.

Your personalized treatment plan depends on unique factors, from your diagnosis to your preferences. Your local oncologists meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These multidisciplinary tumor boards help us to be sure you’re getting the very best treatment, so you don’t have to visit another doctor or specialist yourself.

One thing most patients can count on is that cancer care takes a team! Your multidisciplinary team may include board-certified medical and radiation oncologists. They pride themselves on using cutting-edge techniques such as 3D mammography when diagnosing and treating your breast cancer. If you need surgery as part of your treatment, you will be treated by a fellowship-trained oncoplastic breast surgeon.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best care. As part of this commitment, we partner with several local community and health outreach programs, such as the All-Inclusive Community Health Center (AICHC), to increase access to health care and social services.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

We are part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, which features world-class oncologists at six hospitals. As our patient, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. This means your local cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 1,600 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Saint Joseph Medical Center each year.

Providence is known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking advanced therapies to treat their breast cancer. We partner with the Providence Research Center and other cancer research organizations. As our patient, you can participate in one of our many clinical trials. These include FDA-regulated trials that contribute to the development of new therapies, such as one studying the effects and safety of a medication for patients with a high risk of recurrent breast cancer.

Awards and Accreditations

We are proud to see our dedication to our patients recognized by the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Providence St. Joseph Hospital – Orange received the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation for fostering an environment of collaboration and quality patient care. Our center has earned the following recognitions:

Supporting Our Cancer Patients

Part of treating your illness means supporting and empowering you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. We provide you with a wide range of support services beyond conventional treatment to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible. Depending on your personal needs, these may include one or more of the following:

  • Art therapy
  • Cancer wellness program
  • Chapel
  • Chaplain services
  • Community screenings and education
  • Counseling
  • Healing garden
  • Genetic counseling
  • Ginny’s Shop for wigs, prostheses, mastectomy bras, DigniCap
  • Interpreter services
  • Multidisciplinary tumor conference
  • Nurse navigation, multiple languages
  • Oncology massage therapy
  • Online library of patient education videos
  • Outpatient services
  • Palliative care
  • Patient assistance fund
  • Physical rehabilitation program
  • Pilates
  • Support groups
  • Survivorship programs
  • Transportation services
  • Virtual lunch-and-learn education programs
  • Women’s health services
  • Yoga
The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

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