Multidisciplinary Breast Evaluation Committee
Jefferson Health – Northeast offer a comprehensive Breast Health Program that involves public education, prevention, screening, annual mammography, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Care is a truly collaborative effort among cancer disciplines at Jefferson Health – Northeast.
Patients who visit Jefferson Health – Northeast for testing or treatment for breast cancer also benefit from special attention, knowledge and care that results from the weekly meetings of our Breast Evaluation Committee. The meeting brings together a full array of cancer specialists to evaluate the case for each individual diagnosed with breast cancer. Launched in 1995, this regular meeting of Jefferson Health – Northeast cancer experts with a special interest in breast seeks to optimize the patient’s care and management.
As part of the Breast Health Program, this multidisciplinary panel of cancer experts reviews each patient's x-rays, mammograms, medical records and pathology slides, prior to their visit. Conferring surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other team members identify any additional studies the patient requires. Together, they reach a consensus on each patient’s condition and agree on a course of care tailored to each individual’s needs and based on the very latest from all cancer care disciplines.
During a visit in a single day, a patient can consult with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists who share team knowledge of her case. Before she leaves, all of her questions will be answered and treatment recommendations will be made by a consensus of experts. Patients have the confidence of knowing that the experienced, skilled Breast Health Program and Breast Evaluation Committee are collaborating on their treatment and following them through each phase of care and follow-up.