Jefferson Health Northeast

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Multidisciplinary Breast Evaluation Committee

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.

Our breast cancer patients also benefit from the knowledge and care that results from the weekly meetings of our Multi-disciplinary Breast Conference – a group of cancer specialists who evaluate the individual case of each patient diagnosed with breast cancer. Launched in 1995, this committee 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 imaging, medical records and pathology slides, prior to their visit. Consulting 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 Multi-disciplinary Breast Conference  are collaborating on their treatment and following them through each phase of care and follow-up.