Breast Care Center
At Good Samaritan Hospital, we're leading the charge against breast cancer in our community because we don't want anyone to become a statistic.
There are two statistics that inspire us daily:
Armed with some of the most advanced technology available, our Breast Care Center is a comprehensive, patient-centered unit specifically dedicated to diseases and disorders of the breast. Surgeons, on-site radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, physical therapists and social workers form a multidisciplinary team that creates an individualized treatment plan for each patient, and then stays with them throughout the course of treatment.
The Center also has certified Breast Health Navigators on staff to help patients navigate the breast cancer treatment process. Our Navigators are Registered Nurses who have an in-depth knowledge of the disease, its treatment and emotional toll. They step in as advocates and help guide patients as they make important decisions about their care from diagnosis and treatment through recovery.
Women in this community benefit from digital mammography, which enables our physicians and staff to detect and treat breast cancer early and accurately. We are one of less than 1,000 health care centers nationwide to offer digital mammography. Read more.
If an abnormality appears on your mammogram, further tests may be necessary to rule out a serious health concern. In many cases additional mammograms or other imaging techniques can be used, but sometimes a biopsy is required. Three types of biopsy procedures can be utilized. Read more.
Your physician may request an ultrasound of the breast as follow-up to your mammogram. This painless, non-invasive procedure can provide information in addition to the findings of the mammogram. Performed by an ultrasound technician, this technology uses sound waves to outline a part of the body. A computer picks up the sound waves and translates them into an image that can be displayed on a computer screen. Read more.
Breast Health Navigators
The Breast Care Center has certified Breast Health Navigators on staff to help patients diagnosed with breast cancer navigate the treatment process. Navigators are Registered Nurses with an in-depth understanding of breast cancer and who have undergone a rigorous training program. Their role is to advocate for patients - guiding them through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process as well as helping them make informed decisions about their care and their treatment plan. The Navigator also helps patients cope with the diagnosis and treatment.
Navigators are also certified to perform clinical breast examinations, a physical check of the breast performed by a medical professional, which should be requested when a mammogram is scheduled.
Thanks to grants and donations, Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center can provide comprehensive breast health care to underserved and underinsured women in the hospital's 10-county service area.
Good Samaritan Hospital receives grant awards from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Evansville Tri-State, Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, and through donations made through the Think Pink Charity Fund. This money has been used to provide thousands of women financial assistance for mammograms, breast cancer education, medication, travel and assistance in coping with breast cancer.
To learn if you qualify for assistance, please call the Breast Care Center at 812-885-3627.
Click here to download our Breast Care Center brochure.
the American College of Radiology
Please call 812-885-3627 for more information.
Breast Care Center, 520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591