Breast Cancer Care at St. Joseph Health Medical Group
St. Joseph Health Medical Group is focused on the latest treatment for
breast cancer. Our patients have access to a dedicated team of experts
and services exclusively devoted to the screening and diagnosis of cancer
and other breast conditions. From diagnostic radiologists to breast surgeons,
we apply the newest approaches to safeguard women’s health. Our
mission is to diagnose cancer early and offer the latest options so we
can treat it more effectively than ever before.
State-of-the-art technology, including breast–specific MRI, is used
by highly trained radiologists who specialize exclusively in breast imaging.
In an area where expertise often depends upon experience, our specialized
experts offer a critical edge. And because we’re diagnosing cancer
earlier—with fewer delayed or missed diagnoses—we’re
able to treat it more effectively than ever before, putting us at the
forefront of ensuring women’s well-being. In fact, we offer board-certified,
fellowship-trained breast and reconstructive surgeons, ensuring we can
offer women the latest options in successful treatment.
Our physician experts understand the importance of developing customized
treatment plans that focus on the unique medical needs of each patient.
We work with a team of cancer specialists at our affiliate hospitals’
Breast Centers in order to create the best treatment and healing plan
possible. Our collaborative approach includes:
Breast Surgeons. These specialists are trained to evaluate and manage patients with breast
pain, benign lumps and cysts and abnormal mammograms, in addition to breast cancer.
Medical Oncologists. These specialists are part of your treatment team in managing your cancer
symptoms and treatment, including chemotherapy.
Radiation Oncologists. These specialists are experts in the use of radiation therapy to cure
or reduce the symptoms of cancer.
Pathologists. These physicians specialize in diagnosis and treatment options through
Radiologists. These physicians specialize in diagnosis and treatment through the use
of medical imaging such as X-rays and other advanced techniques.
Cancer Genetics Counselor. This expert evaluates a patient’s risk for inherited medical conditions
and provides counseling based on those risks.
Patient Navigator. This expert is a vital component of your support team and helps in navigating
through the health system.
Rehabilitation Specialists. These specialists help patients with physical functioning reduced due to
cancer and treatment with the goal of regaining normal function, rebuilding
independence and returning to work.