Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

What to do with genetic test results? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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.

Who is a candidate for genetic testing on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Many people seek a genetic test for the benefit of their family members, or even their children. Family history, depending on your mother or grandmother’s genetic history can drive that decisions. Listen in on how to prepare properly.

Genetic Testing and Why on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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.

What role does a Genetic Counselor play in a cancer patient’s journey? on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

As part of SMH’s Ocology Genetics program, Nicole Wood,  Certified Genetic Counselor is able to teach and offer medical help to cancer patients.  Recently, the Education portion of the program has been expanded to better serve patients suffering from Cancer.

Using interactive experiences in the Pavilion to assist in rehabilitation on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

From a hydraulic car for mobility training to a full furnished condo which helps people regain functionality their home – the Rehabilitation Pavilion has it all. Oh… and a full size grocery store!

Calling for the community’s input on Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

When the new Institute for Cancer Care is being designed, industrial planners, staff & physician teams will all have input on it’s schematic. But SMH can’t build a patient-centered facility without their input as well.

The clinical expertise in cancer care at SMH on Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

As cancer cases continue to increase, SMH plans to expand the existing team of experts in the near future. Making sure that the patient’s care plan is smooth and time efficient will be an important part of the new Institute for Cancer Care

A patient-centric cancer care facility on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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.

Coming Soon: SMH Institute for Cancer Care

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.

All about breast Surgery on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

If a suspicious mass is discovered, there are steps to help identify the nature of the lesion – either benign or malignant. Biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies are some of the different procedures involved in identifying the suspicious area.

Breast Cancer Care Part 4 of 4 – A Path From Need to Treatment on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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.

Breast Cancer Care Part 3 of 4 – A Path From Need to Treatment on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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.

Breast Cancer Care Part 2 of 4 – Patient Centered Care on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

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 Support – Part 1 of 4 on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

For those individuals in our community who are low income, uninsured or under insured The Breast Heath Grant Support Program at Sarasota Memorial offers free screening & diagnostics services to those who qualify.

A patient’s story in Genetic Testing, Part 4 of 4 on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Hear Kerry Kirshner’s story about his experience with genetic testing and his breast cancer. From types of tests all the way to the cost, where you get tested is almost as important  as when.

Genetic Testing & Counselling, Part 3 of 4 on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Genetic Testing can help people be more proactive in finding out if they are predisposed to developing cancer. A Genetic Counselor is someone who can help with interpretation of the results. Hear from a cancer survivor on his experience with both.

Survive Cancer Better with Sarasota Memorial’s STAR Program® on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Hear about this nationally recognized, evidence-based Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation program that helps survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other cancer therapy.

Breast Cancer Survivor – A First Person Story from Monica on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Hear from Monica, who has no health insurance, and her battle with becoming Cancer-free. When she noticed a change in her breast, her Doctor referred her to Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program.