The Breast Center at Providence Hospital is a state-of-the art facility staffed by specially trained physicians and other caregivers from multiple specialties who are experts in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Numerous resources are engaged to provide every patient with holistic care in a spiritually centered setting. Our emphasis is on the timely evaluation of the problem, rapid diagnosis and an optimal course of individualized treatment for women and men with breast disease.

Providence Hospital
MD Anderson

Medical Oncology

The Breast Center at Providence Hospital works closely with Southern Cancer Center located on the hospital campus. The cancer center provides the highest quality cancer care in the region. Services provided include:

  • Preoperative or Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is treatment that is given before surgery. Your multi-disciplinary oncology team will decide if neoadjuvant chemotherapy is needed.
  • Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy
    The aim of adjuvant chemotherapy is to improve the cure rate and overall survival rate for breast cancer patients. Chemotherapy stops cancer cells from growing and kills cancer cells that may have spread from the primary cancer.
  • Hormonal Therapy
    Hormonal therapy works by stopping the production of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen causes breast cancer cells to grow. The drugs given for hormone therapy block the estrogen inside the cancer cells. If your breast cancer is hormone positive, your doctor may recommend hormonal therapy to block the estrogen production and decrease the growth of cancer cells.
  • Clinical Protocols and Research
    Clinical protocols and research are utilized to evaluate new treatment and testing options. Clinical protocols are conducted by doctors to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, prevention strategies and screening tests for cancer patients. The integration of clinical protocols and research into clinical practice improve the standard of care for patients.
  • Consultation and "second opinion" services
    Your doctor will use the information gathered from tests and procedures to determine the type of breast cancer you have and the best course of treatment for you. You may want to confirm that your doctor’s treatment plan is the most up-to-date and effective option. A second opinion provides an independent review of your disease and recommendations for a treatment plan. Treatment for cancer is a serious undertaking and you need to feel confident in the treatment decision you make and in the doctor who treats you. A second opinion is standard procedure and can offer additional options.
  • Pain Management
    Effective management of pain improves quality of life and can be well managed in breast cancer patients. Pain management is individualized to each person and their needs. Frequent pain assessment and treatment evaluation are important components of effective pain management.
  • Nutrition
    Your nutritional needs will change as you go through treatment. Eating well will help you stay strong during the course of treatment. There is evidence that some cancer treatments are more effective when a high calorie, high protein diet is consumed .Discuss your diet with your oncologist and clinical staff. Registered dietitians and other resources are available for management of your nutritional needs.

Dr. Nicole Angel
Dr. Nicole Angel

Dr. Thaddeus Beeker
Dr. Thaddeus Beeker

Dr. Jeffrey George
Dr. Jeffrey George

Dr. Brian Heller
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