Breast Care Center
The Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Breast Care Center is a nationally accredited breast center, accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC is a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Read more at: www.napbc-breast.org.
- Maintain a center for the evaluation and treatment of breast disease, including same-day consultation by surgery, medical oncology and radiation therapy
- Provide education in the evaluation and treatment of breast disease
- Participate in research, including participation in national clinical trials and independent faculty research
- Create an environment for multicultural education on breast disease
The number of breast cancer survivors is growing, thanks to early detection and more effective treatments. There are now more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Cancer survivorship care is a relatively new concept. Many survivors have ongoing physical, psychological and emotional stress, as well as other needs stemming from their previous cancer diagnosis, which are not routinely addressed, nor understood by everyone. Many times, survivors wish they had someone to talk to about these issues. Through cancer survivorship care, survivors have the opportunity to address these often unmet needs with experts.