Breast Cancer Conference
Sturdy Memorial's Breast Cancer Conference is a platform for radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons to optimize communication between each link in the chain of patient care. This weekly meeting creates a strong partnership between our experts in surgery, radiology and pathology for optimized cancer care.
Your cancer diagnosis deserves special attention. We scrutinize each case including all elements, from mammography to surgery, to pathologic findings. The goal is to ensure that your case is reviewed thoroughly, allowing the team to develop the most comprehensive set of appropriate treatment options for you.
The surgeon will describe any procedures they performed, and their post-operative assessment. Next, a pathologist discusses the results of testing done on excised or sampled tissue. Pathology can determine the nature and boundaries of a tumor, giving surgeons information to make appropriate decisions about future care. The radiologists and surgeons learn if their predictions were correct, and everyone discusses the next steps in treatment.
Finally the team discusses the best treatment options. Each specialist offers advice based on experience with similar cases. Recent studies and current clinical trials are discussed. Your history, condition, wishes and quality of life are carefully considered. Each physician leaves the breast cancer conference with a comprehensive set of treatment recommendations tailored to your needs.