Whether it’s a predisposition to cancers or another type of disease, genetic tests simply show the potential hidden within your genes. Depending on the results, therapies can be developed to help prevent development by early detection.
Pregnant women, or people with heart disease or cancer in their family are some examples of people who could benefit from genetic testing. Answering questions about future ailments or discovering unknown genes are sometimes the outcomes.
When SMH’s new Institute opens, it will provide a place for the entire cancer team to work on the individual patient’s care. The continuum of care will include all of the supportive care programs that currently exist – all in one place.
Sarasota Memorial will open a new facility called The Institute for Cancer Care. Slated to open in a couple of years, the new facility will provide comprehensive care for the cancer patient.
Bridgette, a young woman at the time, performed her own self exam and discovered a lump. Without health insurance, she went through Planned Parenthood who referred her to our Breast Health Center. With a family history of breast cancer, she took charge of her health. Hear her story.
With a referral to the Breast Health Grant Program, patients can expect a quick response to a potential life changing event. From screenings to treatment, the complex process works well thanks to a coordinated effort.
Patient Care Services is a patient centered program that helps the individual person in their health care journey. The dedicated team works closely with The Breast Heath Grant Support Program, providing information and help.
Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most commonly disagnosed cancer among American Women – at just under 30%. Heidi speaks to the Michelle Young Sears about a program to help women who may have difficulty in paying for detection services.