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I've Been Diagnosed...

DON'T PANIC 

BREAST CANCER IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE. IF YOU FIND BREAST CANCER

IN THE EARLY STAGES YOU HAVE CLOSE TO 100% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL

FOLLOW YOUR PINK PATH TO RECOVERY ROAD

Breast cancer is scary to navigate. We have partnered with highly reputable doctors in our community to provide you with the best possible treatment on our recommended path. Please contact us if you have any questions about recovery options or doctor recommendations. 

MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST

 

Your medical oncologist manages and treats your breast cancer using chemotherapy and other medications such a targeted therapy. They monitor and evaluate your progress, and collaborate on your best options with your other medical caregivers. 

BREAST SURGEON

 

Your breast surgeon's goal is to remove any cancerous tissue from your breasts. This is done through lumpectomy or mastectomy. Treatment will depend on the type and stage of cancer. Your doctor will discuss with you all of you available options. They may also remove some of your lymph nodes underneath your arm to detect if cancerous cells have traveled outside of the breast. 

PLASTIC SURGEON

 

Your plastic surgeon provides breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. There have been many advances made in the breast reconstruction field, allowing patients to enjoy natural looking outcomes. Plastic surgeons can often reconstruct a woman's breast with incredible results. 

We highly recommend the Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries. Research shows that physical exercise and activity are key factor in breast cancer survivors regaining vitality and returning to optimal health. PTs help you move better, regain strength and energy, and help you return to the activities you love. 

We highly recommend the Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Spooner Physical Therapy.

RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

Your radiation oncologist uses ionizing radiation (such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer. 

NATUROPATHIC ONCOLOGIST

A Naturopathic Oncologist can help you achieve a safe and effective combination of natural therapies with conventional treatments, reduce side effects as well as restore health and vitality after completion of cancer treatments. They also provide anti-cancer treatments when conventional treatments fail, are not an option, or are not your choice. 

We highly recommend Naturopathic Specialists

COUNSELING SERVICES

Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer experience emotional distress and anxiety during treatment. Anxiety often continues after you have completed treatment. We highly recommend seeking individual, couples, and family counseling during treatment and for at least six months following treatment. 

We highly recommend the Cancer Support Community.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Start at our Super Survivors Support group that meets the second Thursday of every month. Support groups provide a safe place to connect with other women who are battling breast cancer. They offer emotional and practical support to empower you to better cope with your diagnosis of breast cancer and treatment. Please refer to our resource page for local support groups. 

We highly recommend the Check for a Lump Super Survivors as well as the Cancer Support Community

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