Don’t Delay Your Breast Cancer Screening
During this unprecedented time, many people are worried about things in their lives that have been put on hold. For some women, this includes an annual mammogram. Our imaging centers, cancer centers and hospitals have implemented numerous safeguards and taken extra precautions to protect our patients and staff from the coronavirus and to provide a safe environment for this potentially life-saving cancer screening.
Safety protocols in place include screening for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry, following strict social distancing measures, prohibiting most visitors, enhancing already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting practices, and mandating a mask or face covering for all patients and staff.
As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health provides patients access to the most advanced screening, diagnoses and treatment options for breast cancer including complex surgical procedures, sophisticated radiation therapy techniques, innovative clinical trials, immunotherapy, and precision medicine.
Early Detection Saves Lives
When breast cancer is caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer found early and confined to the breast is 99 percent.
Your breast health is too important to wait.
At RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, we treat more patients with breast cancer than anyone in New Jersey. We offer the best in breast cancer treatment including state-of-the-art technology, the latest diagnostic services, breast health information, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists including an oncology nurse navigator to facilitate evaluation, coordinated treatment, and follow up care. From routine screenings to the latest technology, including 3D mammography, you’ll benefit from a team of rigorously trained radiologists and breast surgeons who work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.
Each RWJBarnabas Health hospital offers comprehensive mammography services and dedicated centers for breast care. Our programs are nationally accredited and certified. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that delivers coordinated care based on a strategic and personalized treatment plan, our medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast care specialists, breast surgeons, certified oncology nurses, and social workers, work together to create individualized treatment plans provide the highest-quality diagnostic and therapeutic.
Send a Breast Health E-card
Mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer early. Show your loved one you’re thinking of them and their health by sending an e-card reminder to schedule their annual mammogram.