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Breast Cancer Care
Breast cancer care in La Crosse: Bringing all specialties together to better care for our patients who have breast cancer
The Center for Breast Care in La Crosse, Wisconsin, provides comprehensive care, including screening, evaluation, treatment, guidance and follow-up, for any breast concerns you may have.
The Center for Breast Care helps women who:
- Wish to be screened for breast cancer
- Are concerned about the risk of developing breast cancer
- Seek a second opinion about a lump or other abnormality
- Have found a lump
- Have breast/nipple discharge
- Have persistent breast pain that is unrelated to menses
- Have had an abnormal mammogram or breast ultrasound
Led by physicians specializing in breast health, our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and individualized care. We coordinate every aspect of your breast care throughout your visit here.
The Center for Breast Care applies new clinical research to patient care and is first to bring in new, more effective technologies. We use molecular breast imaging, or MBI — the newest-generation breast cancer screening tool and the only MBI unit in the La Crosse area. We also have access to the only proton beam therapy installation within 250 miles of Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
The Breast Interdisciplinary Team brings together all related specialties to care for our breast cancer patients. Staff from Breast Imaging, Genetics, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Pathology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Research and Surgery may be asked to join the team.
Members of this team are personally involved with all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The team regularly meets to discuss each newly diagnosed patient and communicate on treatment plans in progress. They are supported by highly qualified specialists, including a clinical nurse breast health specialist, cancer guides, technologists, educators and emotional support specialists. This powerful collaboration is an innovative way to develop a highly effective treatment plan. Combined with the most advanced diagnostic and therapy technology in the region, this remarkable team provides the highest standard of care.
Our Center for Breast Care was established in 2005 and was accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2009. The NAPBC was established to identify and recognize centers providing quality care to patients.