Choosing where to get treatment for breast cancer
Learning that you have breast cancer is a life-changing event. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially during the early days while you try to sort through your treatment options. But with the right cancer team to support you, you can get through this. Los Robles Regional Medical Center invites you to explore the resources available at our Breast Center in Thousand Oaks.
Multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists
Cancer is a fundamentally complex disease that can affect your life in so many ways. It’s best treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts, all working together to give you the best possible outcome.
When you watch the accompanying video, you’ll meet Cathy Cole, the Nurse Navigator at Los Robles Regional Medical Center’s Breast Center. She explains some of the benefits of choosing treatment at a comprehensive breast program, such as the presence of the multidisciplinary team of experts.
Nurse Navigator available for patients
One of the hallmarks of a breast program committed to healthcare excellence is the presence of the Nurse Navigator on the breast care team. Nurse Navigators are an invaluable source of information, guidance, comfort and support for patients and their families during this difficult time. Some of the responsibilities of the Nurse Navigator include:
- To explain the abnormal mammogram results
- To educate patients about their treatment options
- To explain complex medical concepts and terms
- To help patients coordinate their care
- To connect patients with support resources
Nurse Navigators also offer an understanding ear and a shoulder to lean on. Consider choosing a cancer program that includes a Nurse Navigator on the team.
Breast cancer patient support services
Breast cancer treatment is an emotional journey as well as a medical one. Look for a cancer program that offers exceptional patient support services, such as a lymphedema support group. You could also look for a hospital that participates in the Cancer Support Community and American Cancer Society’s Look Good… Feel Better Program.
If you have any questions or concerns during your breast cancer treatment, help is just a phone call away. You can contact a registered nurse at Los Robles Regional Medical Center at (877) 888-5746 any time of the day or night. Our advanced hospital in Thousand Oaks is committed to upholding the highest standards of patient care and safety.