It takes a whole team to take on breast cancer: medical, surgical, radiation
oncologists and diagnostic radiologists. At Jupiter Medical Center, patients
have a chance to meet with all of these medical professionals at one time
for a faster, more coordinated care effort. Our team will be by your side
every step of the way, starting with your first group appointment. With
our multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment, patients can
spend less time searching for options and more time getting better.
- Benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment:
- Quicker treatment
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Access to a full support system
- One team of specialists, collaborating under one roof
- Personalized treatment plan from diagnosis to recovery into survivorship
Whether you are seeking a second opinion, or preparing to start treatment,
we encourage patients to see our multidisciplinary team to learn about
their options. Coordinated scheduling allows patients to be seen within
days of diagnosis. Jupiter Medical Center will work with patients to determine
their coverage for such an evaluation. Costs can vary on a case-by-case basis.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is life-changing. Our surgeons are dedicated
to providing the highest quality, compassionate care for every patient,
leveraging expertise in minimally invasive surgical breast conservation
and complex reconstruction techniques. They provide several types of breast
cancer surgery, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, and lymph node removal.
Reconstructive surgery can be done in conjunction with breast cancer surgery,
or at a later date. One of the most innovative surgical techniques we
offer is hidden scar breast cancer surgery.
Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
Hidden scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced approach in which breast
surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous
areas to minimize visible scarring. As a result, surgeons are able to
preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding
tissue. The hidden scar approach may also ease the emotional impact of
breast cancer surgery, in that patients have little to no visible reminder
of the surgery, and they experience a more natural looking breast reconstruction.
Patients who undergo this approach are also at no higher risk of recurrence
than patients who undergo any other type of technique.
Hidden scar breast cancer surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of
breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast
conserving (lumpectomy) procedures. You may be considered for a hidden
scar lumpectomy if the size of the cancer is small enough relative to
the size of the breast, and if the cancer is confined to one specific
area in the breast. The most important criteria for this approach is that
the size of the tumor will allow for its complete removal with some margin
of normal tissue all the way around the tumor.