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Rutland’s Breast Care Program provides the comprehensive screening, diagnostic and treatment services you need to maintain optimal breast health – all in one convenient location, close to home.
Our team of caring and compassionate breast care specialists is committed to breast cancer prevention and treatment. We use the most advanced screening and diagnostic technology available to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
Advanced 3D Mammography
Rutland Regional’s breast care specialists use the newest generation of 3D mammography technology available in Vermont. Two 3D mammography machines were installed in the summer of 2018 into newly appointed examination rooms, designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.
This new technology uses low dose radiation to provide the best available imaging of the breast tissue. This increases the accuracy of the scan.
We offer a range of diagnostic and screening services, including:
- Digital mammogram
- Diagnostic mammogram
- Breast ultrasound
- Minimally invasive biopsy
Personal Support and Guidance
At Rutland Regional, we understand that an abnormal mammogram or a breast cancer diagnosis can be scary. That’s why we connect you with a certified breast patient navigator who can answer your questions, offer guidance and connect you with community resources throughout your treatment and beyond.
Breast Care for Men
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer during his lifetime. However, because of embarrassment or a lack of awareness about the condition, many men do not seek medical attention for suspicious breast changes. In addition to providing quality breast cancer care, the specialists at Rutland’s Breast Care Program are committed to raising awareness of the condition in men.
If you require breast cancer treatment, you can rest assured that you will have access to proven, state-of-the-art treatments close to home. The breast care specialists at the Foley Cancer Center will develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific condition and needs.
Your Breast Care Team
Effective collaboration among all team members is a key part of developing a treatment plan designed just for you. Our multidisciplinary breast care team includes experienced healthcare professionals from a variety of specialty areas – including specialists from other area cancer centers – to ensure that you receive the best, most effective care. Our team members include:
Certified breast patient navigator
Our breast patient navigators are specially trained registered nurses who provide guidance, support and coordination of care for patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer or who are experiencing breast health issues.
Our board-certified radiologists are specially trained to interpret the results of imaging studies and recommend next steps for care.
Breast care nurse
Our breast care nurses are specially trained to care for and meet the unique needs of breast health patients.
Our ultrasound, MRI and mammography technologists have advanced certifications in breast imaging and are highly trained to use the latest breast imaging technology.
Our board-certified general surgeons are experts in all types of breast surgery, including biopsy, lumpectomy and mastectomy.
Our pathologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in diagnosing breast cancer by examining tissue, blood and body fluid samples.
Our radiation oncologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in treating cancer using radiation therapy.
Our radiation therapists are specially trained and certified to administer radiation treatment as prescribed by a radiation oncologist.
Our oncology nurses are specially trained to care for patients undergoing cancer treatment and may have advance-practice degrees or certifications that permit them to administer chemotherapy, perform exams or work collaboratively with physicians.
Our social workers have advanced training in providing support to individuals and families before, during and after breast cancer treatment.