Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. In fact, one in eight women in the United States develops some form of breast cancer over their lifetime, and it’s one of the leading causes of death in women over 40.
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital exemplifies the hospital’s commitment to women’s health throughout the continuum, from advanced diagnostics and screening tools to genetic testing and the latest surgical techniques. As part of the large and growing field of identifying and managing women at high risk of developing breast cancer, Stephen Fox, MD provides breast cancer risk assessment, high risk screening, prevention therapy and counseling. Referral to certified genetic counselors and genetic testing are provided for those individuals who are at high risk.
Medicine today offers breast cancer patients more treatment options and more hope for survival than ever before. A variety of technologically advanced techniques are available through the breast care program, along with care strategies selected for each woman and implemented by multidisciplinary teams of care providers led by physicians on the medical staff.