The Breast Health Center at the Connection for Women at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center has just one goal: to help you fight breast cancer. When you come to our center—for screening, for diagnosis or for treatment—expect high-quality care from a team dedicated to providing exceptional breast health services.
Confirming your breast cancer diagnosis
At our Breast Health Center, we offer routine breast cancer screenings with state-of-the-art, 3D digital mammography machines. Those tools could be vital for you, should your screening mammogram highlight a breast health concern. We can use that equipment to perform follow-up testing to pinpoint where your cancer is and how it might best be treated.
In addition to mammography, we can also offer breast ultrasound, breast MRI and biopsy.
If your screening mammogram doesn't show an area of concern but you'd still like to know more about breast cancer, we can use an assessment program to help you understand your risk.
Helping women facing breast cancer
We know a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and stressful. That's why a team of specialists will be by your side from the start. We call it our multidisciplinary clinic breast care program. It works like this:
If you're diagnosed with breast cancer, you'll meet with specialists—including a surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist—all at one time. Together you'll discuss your treatment options, and you'll be able to ask lots of questions.
After meeting with the team, you'll have a plan for moving forward. This can help you feel less anxious about your diagnosis—and more in control of your health. You can also feel more confident that our specialists have explored all your options together—and that you're getting the care you deserve.
Breast cancer treatments
Women with breast cancer are treated at the state-of-the-art Richard E. Winter Cancer Center. The care comes from a highly skilled breast care team that includes surgeons and experts in oncology.
Our breast cancer treatment services include:
- Radiation. Our capabilities include advanced 3D conformal radiation and precision intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure to help determine breast cancer stages.
- Surgery, including lumpectomy and mastectomy.
We also offer a support group for people with all types of cancer.
Your personal guide
Women with breast cancer are supported by our certified patient navigator. You can think of your navigator as your guide. Our navigator can help answer questions and help you understand the tests and treatments ahead.
Our patient navigator is also there to help you cope with your diagnosis, so you can focus on healing. She helps with concerns about everything from how to pay for care to getting rides to appointments.
Your trusted breast health center
We're the only center in the North Country accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. That's how you know we follow the highest breast care standards.