Because early detection saves lives, Beaumont Health System has expanded its Comprehensive Breast Care program to West Bloomfield. This new, 6,031-square-foot facility, located in suite 103 of the Beaumont Medical Center at 6900 Orchard Lake Road, offers pathology, radiology, mammography and surgical services.
Nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. But statistics also show that if detected early, it's highly curable. "At Beaumont, we detect more breast cancer than any other hospital in Michigan," explains Nayana Dekhne, M.D., corporate medical director, Beaumont Breast Care Program. "With the opening of the new center, we are able to offer outpatient services needed by our breast care patients on the west side in one convenient location."
At the Comprehensive Breast Care Center, patients will have an entire team of specialists who can recommend the best treatment as well as provide for the patient's emotional needs. The team includes: breast imaging physician specialists; dedicated breast care surgeons; certified oncology nurse navigators; cancer genetics specialists; cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema specialists; social workers; and nutrition experts.
"Our focus is on meeting the needs of patients in our community with technological innovation and comprehensive, coordinated care," says Thomas Lanni, vice president, Oncology Services. "This translates into better outcomes for our patients."
Beaumont offers digital mammography throughout Metro Detroit. With an emphasis on expedited results, the time a patient has to wait for answers has dramatically decreased.
"The single most important thing a woman can do is follow early detection guidelines," says Dr. Dekhne. "It is important to do monthly self-breast exams and at age 40 they should get a baseline mammogram."
Clarkston artist Jan Mayer has left a lasting imprint on Beaumont Health System. A former patient and two-time breast cancer survivor, Jan has provided much of the art found throughout Beaumont Oncology Services, including art at the new West Bloomfield Breast Care Center.
"Beaumont has taken such good care of me that I consider it an honor to be able to do something for the hospital in return," she says. "I believe we all have a mission in life. If I had to go through cancer to really know how to reach people with my artwork, then it's absolutely been worth it."
For more information about Beaumont's Comprehensive Breast Care program, call 888-924-9460 or visit us online: cancer.beaumont.edu.
About Beaumont's Cancer Program
Beaumont's comprehensive cancer program combines the expertise of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists to offer cancer prevention counseling, diagnosis and treatment in hospital and community-based settings. The Beaumont Cancer Institute is one of only 49 Community Clinical Oncology Programs in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute to provide patients with access to leading-edge cancer clinical research trials. Beaumont is designated as a Blue Cross Center of Distinction for the Treatment of Rare and Complex Cancers. Beaumont, Royal Oak and Troy are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as "high performing" hospitals for cancer care.
Women now have the ability to have their stereotactic breast biopsy
performed at Beaumont's new Breast Care Center in West Bloomfield.