Because you shouldn’t have to wait for a second opinion, Sparrow’s multidisciplinary clinics make navigating a new diagnosis easier for our Patients and their loved ones.
During the course of a single visit, each Patient receives a physical evaluation by a team of specialists (surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist) and an individualized recommendation for treatment.
Dealing with the physical aspects of breast cancer treatment is only part of the healing process. Understanding and managing the emotional side is just as important. Sparrow’s Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic includes a volunteer from the Women’s Information Network Support (WINS) group, to share concerns, triumphs, and help Patients relate with others about breast cancer in a caring and supportive environment.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter race or ethnicity. But while the diagnosis is usually unexpected and overwhelming, breast cancer is a very treatable disease. The team provides each newly diagnosed or recurrent breast cancer patients with information about breast cancer and treatment options. They also meet with the woman and her family to plan for her individualized treatment.
Patients of Sparrow’s Breast Cancer Clinic have another measure of the outstanding quality of care they will receive while undergoing treatment. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has granted three-year accreditation to the Breast Cancer Clinic following a rigorous evaluation of the clinic’s performance in nearly 30 indicators of quality Patient care.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a Patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
Please call 517.364.3958 to request an appointment. You can also learn more about the Sparrow Cancer Center.