Pardee UNC Health Care Announces New Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic
Pardee UNC Health Care announced today a new program, the Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Pardee Cancer Center. The Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic gives patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer the opportunity to meet with multiple breast cancer specialists in one half-day visit. Patients will separately meet with Western North Carolina’s only female fellowship-trained breast surgeon, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist in the same exam room throughout their morning appointment. This allows patients to complete all of their treatment consultations in one visit, rather than having to attend multiple appointments over several days.
During the Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic, patients will also meet with a breast care nurse navigator, who offers personalized guidance through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
“A breast cancer diagnosis can be one of the most stressful and frightening times in a person’s life,” said Debra McDaniel, administrative director of oncology services. “Our team cares deeply about each person we serve, and our mission in creating this new Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic is to make each person’s breast cancer treatment process as convenient, seamless and low-stress as possible.”
Pardee is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence through the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program and is accredited by the National Accreditation for Breast Centers.