With an emphasis on patient dignity and comfort, the Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital provides access to medical expertise, innovative technology and state-of-the-art treatments for breast cancer patients.
Our doctors provide each patient and their families with a comprehensive and personalized path to the most effective treatment and care that exceeds national quality-care standards.
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
- Medical oncology
- Clinical trials
- DigniCap Cooling Scalp System for patients undergoing chemotherapy
- Family Resources
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.