Making Breast Cancer Treatment a Little Easier
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very frightening. The experienced team at Virginia Hospital Center’s Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health does everything possible to reduce the stress and minimize the disruption that often comes with treatment. All of the medical specialties — breast surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiology and reconstructive surgery — and all the services needed to diagnose, treat and support breast cancer patients are conveniently located under one roof.
“Our team of experts gets together each week to discuss our patients,” says breast surgeon Molly Sebastian, MD, FACS, Associate Medical Director of the Center for Breast Health.
When women face a breast cancer diagnosis, “it’s a whirlwind, a flood of information,” says Dr. Sebastian. “At the Center, it is the surgeon who coordinates their care, handling many of the tasks that can make patients feel overwhelmed. We literally make the appointments for biopsies, imaging, lab work and consultations our patients need.”
The Center’s participation in clinical research studies and its use of cutting-edge technology have a direct impact on patient care. Dr. Sebastian, who serves on the Education Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, incorporates advances in research and new technology on an ongoing basis. Her practice changes every three to six months based on these new developments.