Bringing all specialties together to better care for our Breast Cancer patients.
The Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Center for Breast Care provides evaluation, treatment and follow-up of your breast concerns. We will assist you in coordinating your breast care throughout your visit here.
Your breast health team is led by physicians specializing in breast care. A clinical nurse breast health specialist and technologists support them. This team will develop a comprehensive plan to address your breast concerns. Specialists from breast imaging, general surgery, plastic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, genetic education and nursing may be asked to collaborate in your care to achieve the best possible results.
The Center for Breast Care helps women who:
Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and individualized treatment for all your breast concerns.
The Breast Interdisciplinary team consists of all related specialties that care for our Breast Cancer patients. The team is compromised of staff from: Pathology, Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Research, Cancer Guide, and Radiology.
The members of this group come into direct care with all of our newly diagnosed Breast Cancer patients. It is the goal of this team to care for every aspect of the patient from surgery, oncology treatment, psychological needs, to follow-up care. The Breast team meets two times per month to discuss each newly diagnosed patient as well as communicate updates on other cases.
This innovative method for developing a treatment plan gives each of our Breast Cancer patients the best possible care. It is our goal through the cooperation and communication of the physicians that all areas will be addressed.
Our Center for Breast Care was established in 2005 and was accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2009. The NAPBC was established to identify and recognize centers providing quality care to patients with diseases of the breast.
Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare is enrolling women who receive a screening mammogram in La Crosse or Onalaska in the STRIVE Study, a longitudinal study to evaluate a new option for detecting breast cancer early. This new technology, developed by GRAIL, uses a blood test to find small pieces of DNA released into the blood by tumors. Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare will be recruiting 6,000 patients over the next year to participate.
The Center for Breast Care is on the second floor of the Hospital Building on the La Crosse Campus.
For an appointment please call: 608-392-9822