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The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment. You can expect the right treatment faster from a team of specialists, all working together to provide a unified care plan with the best treatment options available.
When you are ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. As part of a comprehensive approach, your physician may suggest one or a combination of treatment options.
MammoSite High-Dose Rate (HDR) Radiation Therapy may be an option for some breast cancer patients. It works from inside the breast, directly targeting the area where cancer is most likely to recur. A radiation seed is delivered via a MammoSite balloon catheter as directed by the treatment plan. After each treatment, the seed is removed. No radiation remains in the breast in between treatments.
MammoSite spares healthy tissue and organs from the effects of radiation and allows treatment to be completed in just 5 days instead of 5-7 weeks. To learn more, listen to MammoSite patient Pauline Mason in the video below or read her survivor story. Or, check into other breast cancer treatment options at Hall-Perrine.
You may also be able to see all of your doctors in one visit during our multidisciplinary breast clinic.
Certain cancers such as breast are more likely to run in families, and we can test for those genetic links. Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.
Not all cancers are hereditary, but we encourage you to learn more about genetics if cancer runs in your family.
Join others who have fought and survived breast cancer for support and education. Learn more about the Especially for You breast cancer support group.
Hall-Perrine Cancer Center offers a full range of rehabilitation and support services for cancer patients, including breast therapy for Lymphedema (swelling of the arm) and webcording (tightening of the arm), both common side effects for patients who have undergone breast mastectomy or lumpectomy procedures. ReNew Image Center offers a full line of post-mastectomy products as well wigs, scarves and other self-image products.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer:
Learn more about breast cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's Patient Guidelines on Breast Cancer by stage:
If the inability to pay prevents you or someone you know from seeking breast-care services, the Especially for You® Fund may be lifesaving. The EFY Fund covers the cost of breast-care services for individuals in need in our community.