We provide the full range of breast cancer treatment options and work closely with you to help you make important decisions about your care.
Our integrated care team, in collaboration with the physicians of Blue Ridge Cancer Care, provides the full range of breast cancer treatments, including:
Advanced technologies such as digital mammography, ultrasound and breast MRI allow for more precisely targeted diagnosis and treatment. The ability to use a more accurate imaging approach, along with physicians dedicated to breast imaging, allows us to find and cure cancers at an earlier stage.
Medical and Radiation Oncology
In conjunction with Blue Ridge Cancer Care, we offer advanced medical therapies including the latest clinical trials, chemotherapy, immunotherapies, targeted treatments and advanced radiation techniques.
Carilion's experienced breast surgeons provide timely and comprehensive care for all stages of breast cancer including conservation surgery, sentinel node biopsy, skin-sparing mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
Our patients have access to a nurse navigator, providing individualized care, support and education throughout the cancer treatment journey.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer with a team that meets weekly to ensure our patients receive the most beneficial treatment options available. Our team includes specialists in:
- Breast surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
We offer a wide range of supportive services and therapies for women with breast cancer, including:
- Our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program, coordinated by a registered nurse to provide the education and support you need during this critical time.
- Complementary therapies, including yoga, meditation, massage, exercise, counseling and meeting with support groups.
- Counseling, with a licensed clinical therapist, through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
This support group gives recently diagnosed breast cancer patients the opportunity to meet other women who are sharing similar experiences. Please join us as we come together to discuss managing emotions and stress, nutrition, exercise and many other topics.
The group's moderators teach relaxation and coping techniques, as well as guided imagery and meditation. We share personal testimonials and invite guest speakers to present on a variety of subjects. Participants are encouraged to give suggestions for future topics and speakers.
The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Carilion Clinic Breast Diagnostic Center in Roanoke, Va.
For questions or to join the group, contact Catherine Hagan-Aylor at 540-224-6939.