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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
With the increased number of labs now offering genetic testing, it is very important to do proper research prior to using a company. There are risks associated with the reliability of the results. Sarasota Memorial’s expert explains more.
With many ethical and emotional issues surrounding Genetic Testing, help navigating the subject can be found with a counselor like Cathleen McCann, MS, CGC, Board Certified Genetic Counselor Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System.
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.
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.
Glecias talks about her experience with breast pain. Thanks to the Breast Health Grant Support Program, part of Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Care Program, she was able to get the mammogram she needed.
In Sarasota County, Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program can help those who have financial difficulties. With a referral and the qualifications met, care is available.
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.
In this final part of a Breast Cancer discussion, Dr. Steven Morandi talks about the risk factors for breast cancer and self breast exams.
Dr. Steven Morandi, a Radiologist at Sarasota Memorial, talks with Heidi about the challenges with screenings and dense breast tissue.
Dr. Steven Morandi, a Radiologist at Sarasota Memorial, discusses the guidelines and the tools used in screening for breast cancer.