You never expected this. What comes next? You’re suddenly swirling in referrals from your doctor, your friends and from information you’ve found online. If you’re reading this, you’re doing your homework - and you’ve come to the right place. Now is the time that you want the specialists across the Sentara Cancer Network on your side.
Once you choose to start your care with Sentara and Sentara Cancer Network, every step of the way you can rely on experienced people who know what comes next. You not only have access to a quality, experienced care team and advancements like 3D mammography, seed implant localization, intraoperative radiation and clinical trials, but you can also take comfort that you won’t be alone in this fight.
Your care team will offer resources, advice and ways to make your treatment simpler. A Sentara breast cancer patient navigator can help you locate a support group, review treatment options and discuss the care you’ll need before and after treatment. They are also there to help you overcome obstacles - from transportation to financial support. It takes more than medicine to help you heal, and Sentara is committed to caring for you and your family through the process.
We also work hard to help improve education and awareness in the community about the importance of mammography screenings to improve early detection. Plus, all our Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers are either fully designated or working towards designation with the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). We also have multiple locations that are among an elite group designated as American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence.
Wherever you are in your journey, Sentara will be there to help you to the next step like we were for Lizzette. Read her story and even more patient stories to see how Sentara Cancer Network could make a difference in your life.