Franciscan Breast Cancer Services and Treatments
Breast cancer can be successfully treated, especially if it’s caught early – before cancerous cells have spread to other parts of the body. Early detection, including regular mammograms, and excellent treatment for breast cancer, can save your life.
Franciscan Cancer Care Services
Franciscan Cancer Care treatments
Breast Reconstruction: A wide range of plastic surgery (a variety of methods) techniques used to restore the normal shape and size of the breast, usually following a mastectomy (breast removal)
Breast oncology: The science of treatment for breast cancer; a number of treatment therapies may be recommended, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and other treatments that target and kill cancer cells by interrupting the mechanisms through which they grow and spread.
Radiation oncology: The use of high-energy x-rays to treat cancer. Radiation oncology is used to treat many types of cancer, including breast, uterine, ovarian and pelvic cancer. (Do not confuse with radiology, which is used for screening and diagnostic purposes.)
Franciscan Breast Centers
Franciscan offers patients in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State complete inpatient and outpatient oncology care at:
An outpatient treatment center will open in Bonney Lake in 2013.
Franciscan’s advanced breast care facilities are the choice in the south sound community to obtain accurate and timely diagnosis of breast disease, a gathering place for multidisciplinary medical teams to discuss every facet of breast diagnosis and treatment. Franciscan Health System attracts highly trained and specialized radiologists, technologists and other experts who are dedicated to excellence in breast care.