Monday, October 15, 2018
Not just for October: Roper St. Francis Healthcare leading with innovative and compassionate care for breast cancer survivors
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is leading the fight against breast cancer with several innovative approaches to care and research that extend far beyond October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers. Our favorable outcomes and five-year survival rates exceed state and local benchmarks.
We are here to assist with any breast cancer story ideas along with arranging patient/survivor interviews. Roper St. Francis offers numerous cancer care options, including:
Clinical Trials & Genetic Assessment – We are participating in several trials with the latest innovations and treatment options and using some of the most sophisticated tools available in South Carolina.
Multidisciplinary Cancer Team Assessment – Imagine Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman and Meryl Streep in the same movie? We bring an all-star roster of cancer doctors together routinely to discuss patient treatment options and alternatives for the best care.
Nurse Navigators – Our free program features dedicated staff specialized in guiding patients through a program that all facets of care, emotional support and after-treatment.
Massage Therapy & Exercise – Cancer treatment can take its toll physically. We offer a dedicated massage therapist who can take care of any aches and pains. Additionally, we offer specialized exercise treatment so survivors can recover faster.
Dietitians – Recovering from cancer involves a well-balanced diet. Roper St. Francis dietitians to ensure our patients are recovering with the best food choices and guidance available.
Mental Health / Social Workers – Physical health is just one component of breast cancer care. Focusing on the spiritual side of recovery is a big emphasis of a complete treatment plan. Social workers help patients with the rigors of daily life outside of treatment to ensure a full success.
Healing Boutique – Located in our cancer center, this store features specialized cancer comfort products. Staff include a licensed cosmetologist to help with hair replacement and custom wig fitting. A certified post-mastectomy fitter is also available to help with clothing options.
From our experts:
- Breast cancer affects one out of eight women in the U.S.
- Most women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
- Routine screening mammography uses much less radiation then an average chest x-ray and is the most important tool for early detection of cancer.