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Breast Cancer

CVPH in Plattsburgh offers a coordinated, comprehensive approach to caring for women with the breast cancer.

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We understand breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be very a scary time. CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center offers a coordinated, comprehensive approach to caring for women with the breast cancer with quality care, compassion and support.
 

Screening

The Women’s Imaging Center, located in the CVPH Health Plaza, offers high-quality mammography services in a convenient location.  Certified mammographers, state-of-the art technology and board-certified Radiologists serve as the foundation of our award winning program.  A warm, comforting environment welcomes you to the Women's Imaging Center.  Exams are conducted using the latest in digital imaging technology and results are read by physicians who are on site and available for consultation.  Biopsies of suspicious tumors can often be performed onsite.

In 2013, 84% of the patients diagnosed with breast cancer on a screening mammogram at the Women’s Imaging Center had very early cancer (stages 0 or 1). Nationwide, about 74% of the patients who are screened are diagnosed with Stage 0 or Stage 1 cancer.  Why is this important?  Because the 5-year survival for patients in these stages is 100%, whereas the 5-year survival for patients with the most advanced stage of breast cancer (Stage 4) is 22%.

 

Support & Breast Care Navigators

Everyone’s Cancer is unique.  At the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, our team develops an individualized treatment regimen based on your specific needs. Those diagnosed with Breast Cancer can benefit from a wide range of treatment options and support programs.

Jeanine Lynch, BS, RN, Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), meets with all referred Breast Cancer patients to discuss your treatment, answer questions and provide support. Patti Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN and Mary Nolan, RN, OCN, may also be available to meet with you by appointment for one-on-one consultations and provide educational support. The team of Breast Care Navigators help women who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer through support and guidance during the treatment process and beyond.

Jeanine is also the facilitator for the Treasure Chests, the FitzPatrick Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Support Group and coordinates periodic mastectomy product sales events.


Breast Reconstruction

Advancements in breast reconstruction techniques mean women have more options than ever before to restore a sense of balance and wellness. Our Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery team can help you decide if breast reconstruction is right for you. Click here to learn more about breast reconstruction at CVPH.