Breast Cancer Care

If You’re Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we know that a breast cancer diagnosis is never what you expect to hear. If your head is spinning, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to support you every step of the way on this journey.

First things first: you expect and deserve the best possible care. Our Breast Centers offer a multidisciplinary, team approach, ensuring that your treatment plan is unique to you. From your initial meeting all the way through to survivorship care and beyond, the St. Elizabeth Breast Centers provide compassionate, comprehensive cancer care.

How is breast cancer treated?

Breast cancer care has significantly evolved over the last two decades. With such incredible advancements in technology, breast cancer treatment options have expanded well beyond just chemotherapy.

At the St. Elizabeth Breast Centers, our breast health team gathers detailed information from your health history and test results to create a customized, comprehensive treatment plan. Our goal is to make the best possible treatment recommendation, using specialized testing that can help us tailor treatments to your specific cancer cells.

Possible breast cancer treatment options can include a combination of:

As a St. Elizabeth Breast Center patient, you will be an active participant in your treatment plan. We work collaboratively to address all of your needs and concerns. As always, your health and well-being are our top priority. Our experts will make their treatment recommendations and we’ll work together to make it a plan that works for you and your loved ones.

Dr. Abello and Patient

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Whatever you need during your breast cancer journey, the St. Elizabeth Breast Center is here for you.

Call us at (877) 424-5750 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

What happens after treatment?

St. Elizabeth Healthcare works closely with our breast cancer patients who have completed treatment, helping to bridge your care into survivorship. We follow the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for Breast Cancer Survivorship Care to ensure comprehensive, proactive attention. These surveillance guidelines include:

  • Assessment of your physical and emotional well-being
  • Education on healthy eating and exercise
  • Symptom management from treatment
  • Regular secondary cancer screenings
  • Routine checkups for overall health

St. Elizabeth Survivorship Clinic

The St. Elizabeth Survivorship Clinic for our breast cancer patients helps promote continued healing and overall wellness, giving you a physical and emotional support system as you heal. We will help coordinate your follow-up care and together, we’ll create a surveillance program that encompasses all of your medical needs. Our Survivorship team will also regularly check in with you to address any concerns you may have.

St. Elizabeth Survivorship Clinic locations:

St. Elizabeth Edgewood
Nurse Navigator: (859) 301-2273
Appointments: (859) 301-9186

Support Groups

We know you’ll need support, guidance and reliable information to live your healthiest life. We can offer resources on ways to seek out support from other women going through a similar journey.

Patricia Abello

Contact Us

Whatever you need during your breast cancer journey, the St. Elizabeth Breast Center is here for you.

Call us at (859) 655-7400 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

Genetic Counseling

We offer genetic testing for patients diagnosed with breast cancer and those who want to understand their breast cancer risk. Our team of certified genetic counselors recommends genetic testing for all women diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of age or family history.

Our team will determine if your breast cancer is related to a genetic cause. We discover an underlying genetic cause for breast cancer in about 15% of patients, helping to identify at-risk immediate family members such as a daughter, sister and mother. Genetic testing can also help guide breast cancer treatment options, giving your breast care team vital information to effectively tailor your chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Specific genes associated with breast cancer can also increase your risk of other cancers, including ovarian, prostate, uterine, melanoma and colon. The St. Elizabeth Hereditary Cancer Program will help you coordinate your screenings to ensure the correct screenings are performed on the right timeline. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (859) 301-GENE (4363).

Breast Cancer Facts with St. Elizabeth Experts

St. Elizabeth Oncologists explain what breast cancer is, its causes, why early detection is important and the various treatment options available.