Why Choose UsWhat Sets Reid Cancer Center Apart
The Reid Cancer Center provides patients with the treatment options they need, close to home, and in a caring atmosphere. Our programs carry several accreditations that ensure Reid Cancer Center upholds nationally recognized quality performance measures, including:
- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
- Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
The 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility brings all of the hospital's outpatient cancer services under one roof , making the patient experience more convenient and comfortable. The facility houses physician offices and treatment rooms for chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as a dedicated pharmacy, diagnostic radiology services and common areas. Inpatient care takes place on the hospital's fifth floor.
In all, more than 300 Reid health care professionals serve cancer patients and their families. Our medical staff includes two experienced oncologists (cancer specialists) and three nurse practitioners, one of which provides genetic consultation appointments. They work closely with surgeons, radiation therapists and others to provide each patient's care. Specialty trained nurses called "cancer navigators" help patients and families by explaining the treatment process and answering questions.
The center is as high-tech as it is high touch with sophisticated technologies that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
At Reid Cancer Center, our caring, compassionate staff is dedicated to meeting each patient's unique needs every step of the way, from diagnosis, to treatment, to recovery. Everything is centered around you.
Breast Cancer Care
Reid Cancer Center provides the full range of diagnostic and treatment services for women with breast cancer, all in an atmosphere designed to help them feel comfortable and well-cared for.
The Breast Center is located in the Reid Cancer Center on the hospital's main campus and provides both privacy and easy access. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, her physician works closely with other specialists at the Center to create a personalized, minimally invasive treatment plan. The plan may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
Cancer navigators help guide women and their loved ones through the process. These caring nurses provide support for patients and their families throughout every phase of treatment.
Reid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Many women seek breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy or, in some cases, lumpectomy (surgery to remove a lump in the breast). Breast reconstruction can help restore confidence and femininity, as well as make life easier.
Reconstructive surgery rebuilds the breast so that it is about the same size and shape as it was before. The nipple and the darker area around the nipple can be added. Breast reconstruction is performed by a plastic surgeon.
To learn more about breast reconstruction at Reid Health, please visit Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BRAvo! is a Reid Foundation initiative that brings joy to the serious matter of breast cancer. Each fall, BRAvo! invites community members to decorate a bra that tells a story related to strength and survival, perhaps in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who had the disease. The bras will bring a smile to your face! They are displayed at locations throughout the region, and online voting determines the winner.
This and other BRAvo! events raise funds to provide free digital mammograms for uninsured women and financial assistance for patients in need.
Visit the BRAvo! website for complete information: ReidBRAvo.org
Women who have undergone a mastectomy often need new undergarments, whether on a short- or long-term basis. Reid Health Medical Equipment can help, with post-mastectomy products that include bras, camisoles and forms (breast prostheses).
Our certified fitter meets with women after a mastectomy in a private room at the Breast Center. She takes measurements and shows the patient a wide assortment of products, providing advice on which ones provide the best fit and natural appearance. Products are covered by Medicare and most major health insurance companies.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call (765) 935-8763.
If detected in the earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100%. Screening mammography is an essential tool in diagnosing breast cancer early. Reid Health Breast Center uses digital mammography, which provides better resolution than traditional mammograms. The technology allows a radiologist to zoom in, sharpen and even rotate the images when making a diagnosis. Digital mammography is available in only 30% of similar centers nationally.
Why Choose Digital?
Digital mammograms are proven to be significantly better than
film-screen mammography in detecting cancers in women younger than 50 and in
all women with dense breast tissue.
- Digital mammograms have been shown to spot up to 28% more cancers than film.
- Digital mammograms are stored directly into a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified and easily transmitted for further evaluation.
Although most plans cover the cost of digital mammography, it's best to check with your insurance provider.
Mammograms take place in a dedicated area of the Reid Cancer Center, providing women privacy along with easy access. When called back for an appointment, women are given a warm, pink robe to wear. A secure locker is provided for personal items. Soothing music create a relaxing atmosphere. And our mammography machine uses foam rubber pads to ease discomfort during the exam.
To schedule your mammogram, call Reid Central Scheduling at (765) 983-3358. Patients need to provide their doctor's name, but do not need an order from their physician. Early morning and late-day appointments are available.