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Your Care Includes Personalized Treatment Options

At AtlantiCare, we are committed to meeting your breast-health needs and providing exceptional care, close to home. We provide a full range of services, including surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology, as well as specialized support services to help you get the care you need, when you need it. In addition, our partnership with Fox Chase Cancer Center provides access to advanced technology and clinical trials for women diagnosed with cancer.

When the treatment includes surgery.

Our AtlantiCare experienced, skilled on-staff surgeons will work with you and other members of your breast-health team to provide personalized care options tailored to your diagnosis and your needs. Consulting with you to determine the appropriate procedure or series of procedures, our surgeons provide some of the most advanced options available.

Depending on your diagnosis, your surgical options could include the following:

Breast-sparing procedure and needle localization — Also known as a lumpectomy, this procedure conserves as much of the healthy breast as possible during surgery.

Mastectomy, including nipple-sparing procedure — A procedure that removes all of the breast tissue without removing the nipple or the dark skin around it, called the areola. Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for a nipple-sparing procedure.

Plastic surgery for breast reconstruction and implants — This process can take place either immediately following or several months or years after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, and creates a breast shape using an artificial implant or your own tissue.

Treatment is a team approach and may involve other therapies.

Radiation Oncology

At AtlantiCare, you’ll benefit from innovative technologies that treat many types of breast cancer with greater accuracy and safety, and with fewer side effects. These technologies allow radiation oncologists at ARMC to precisely pinpoint high doses of therapy to your tumor site, so you’ll spend less time undergoing treatments, with fewer sessions, over a shorter period of time than you would with traditional radiation. ARMC’s Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by the American College of Radiology for radiation therapy.

The radiation therapy we offer includes:

  • High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for breast (AtlantiCare is designated as a SAVI® Partial Breast Treatment Center of Excellence).
  • Linear accelerator image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) for breast.
  • RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology, which delivers treatment in two minutes or less.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for solid-tumor cancers.
  • CyberKnife®, which can be used specifically for certain patients with metastatic breast cancer.
  • Clinical trials 

Comfortable Oncology Suites

Convenient locations include those in the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute at the AtlantiCare Health Parks in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House, New Jersey. There, we offer a full range of oncology services.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists focus on whole-body therapies to treat cancer. Our Medical Oncology Department consists of board-certified medical oncologists, nurse practitioners, oncology-certified nurses and oncology social workers.

Our Department of Medical Oncology and Infusion Services provides outpatient therapies for treatment of cancer and blood disorders. Those therapies include the following:

  • Risk assessment for patients with strong family history
  • Chemoprevention for patients who are at high risk for developing breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapies
  • Intravenous hydration
  • Growth-factor support
  • Blood products
  • Survivorship care
  • Chemotherapy preparation classes for patients and caregivers
  • Our on-site Living Room — a satellite of Gilda’s Club of South Jersey — which offers wide-ranging education and support services for cancer patients.
  • Clinical trials 

Our partnership with Fox Chase Cancer Center provides access to services, second-opinion consultations and clinical trials.



 

 


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