South County Hospital Breast Cancer Care
Compassionate, Comprehensive Care
Having access to expert Rhode Island Breast Health services is essential. Having breast health services in South County is a godsend. The Breast Health Program at South County Hospital has always offered advanced diagnostic, surgical, and medical treatment options for breast disease. And now, at your side through every stage, is our Breast Health Coordinator, ensuring you receive the optimum medical, emotional, and educational support. She provides a comforting, single point of contact for you and your referring physician.
|Lee Singer, RN and breast cancer survivor
An annual mammogram is still the best way to detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. South County Hospital's Breast Health Program offers state-of-the-art digital mammography technology, delivered in a convenient and comfortable setting; we will accomodate walk-in appointments whenever possible. With digital mammography, patients can expect precise images and timely results. Our Women's Imaging Suite also features:
- Board Certified radiologists
- Highly experienced mammography technologists with advanced certification
- Weekday, evening, and Saturday mammography appointments
- Convenient locations in Wakefield and East Greenwich
Breast Health Coordinator
If you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, our Breast Health Coordinator, a registered nurse practitioner, will be at your side every step of the way -- coordinating your care and helping you navigate the entire diagnostic and treatment process.
Expert Surgeons and Physicians
The medical staff of South County Hospital includes expert surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. These highly experienced and well-respected physicians offer you the latest advancements in breast and reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Comprehensive and Collaborative Expertise
Our Breast Health Program includes regular interdisciplinary conferences to review your case and course of treatment. The South County Hospital Tumor Board brings together all members of the care continuum -- nurses, medical oncologist, pathologist, surgeon, primary caregiver, radiation oncologist, and Breast Health Coordinator -- to coordinate your treatment and to ensure we provide you with the best possible care path. Specialized counseling is available to you through our behavioral health program.
STAR Program® for Cancer Rehabilitation
The STAR Program serves all survivors, whether they are beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from long-ago treatment. Our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems; survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of boosting their immune systems so that they can heal as well as possible.
Circle of Friends Support Group
We offer you ongoing breast health and cancer support programs, such as our Circle of Friends. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or in post-treatment -- or a friend of family member of someone who is -- Circle of Friends offers a variety of support services and offerings, such as Reiki, reflexology, massage, nutrition counseling and more. The Circle of Friends program is held the third Monday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information about this program, call 401 788-3850. For more information about all of our support programs, see our calendar.