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Ensuring the very best breast services are available in our community.
The Comprehensive Breast Service of the Carle Cancer Institute Normal ensures that the very best breast cancer services are available in the Normal, IL community. The service provides coordination of care for the patient and family across the continuum, from prevention & early detection, through treatment and on to survivor services.
The components of the Comprehensive Breast Service include:
Individualized coordination of services by certified RN Breast Health Navigator
Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning
Radiation Oncology & Medical Oncology
Education and Support for Patients and their Families
Physician & other Professional Education
Medical and Radiation Oncology, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment options, are available at the Carle Cancer Institute Normal. Our cancer treatment services follow the recommendations established by the National Comprehensive access to clinical trials and state of the art technology. Additionally, the Breast Service staff works with all physicians, women’s centers & hospitals to facilitate coordinated care.
A Breast Health Navigator is a Registered Nurse who is specially trained to facilitate breast cancer care. The Breast Health Navigator offers educational resources for the patient and family, answers their questions and provides support during the breast cancer experience. Facilitation of physician recommendations for patient care is performed by the Breast Health Navigator to help ensure patient understanding. To contact the Breast Health Navigator at the Carle Cancer Institute Normal, please call 309-451-2216.
Multidisciplinary cancer treatment planning involves weekly conferences where newly diagnosed breast cancer cases are presented for discussion to help facilitate decisions in treatment planning. These weekly conferences are attended by physicians representing all aspects of the patient’s care, including Oncologists, Surgeons, Primary Care, Pathologists, Radiologists, and the Breast Health Navigator. This representation provides the benefit of a team approach in order to identify the best treatment option(s) for the patient. Research has shown that multidisciplinary treatment planning increases survivor rates.