Complete breast cancer care is now available close to home for Prince George’s County women, thanks to the first comprehensive breast cancer center now open at Doctors Community Hospital.
A full range of services will be available from diagnosis to treatment to support, according to the hospital. Services offered include:
- Genetic counseling
- Second opinions
- High-risk assessments
- Digital mammography
- Core needle biopsies
- Breast MRI
- Breast conservation and reconstruction surgeries
- Medical and radiation oncology
- Nipple-sparing mastectomy
- Partial-breast radiation
- Survivorship program
- Support groups.
“Each aspect of the center was designed with the care and comfort of women in mind. From the warm office atmosphere with comfortable furnishings to a breast nurse navigator who helps women at every stage of care, we provide high-quality services that address the medical as well as emotional challenges of this disease,” said Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, medical director and breast surgeon.
The nationwide high breast cancer rate among low-income and uninsured minorities is a pattern that holds true in Prince George’s County, according to Hampton.
To address the concern, the hospital will use a four-year, $1 million grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide free mammograms to women who are residents of Prince George’s County, uninsured or underinsured, or between the ages of 40 and 65.
Women who meet these criteria and would like a free mammogram should call 301-552-8524 to register.