Our Approach

Our Approach

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center approach provides healing for body, mind and spirit.

Our center is unique in its coordinated approach to monitoring for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, a dedicated breast imaging radiologist, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, and clinical staff collaborate to offer sensitive, technologically advanced care that is responsive to your needs.

Breast Clinic
Discovering a breast abnormality is alarming, and you want to know as soon as possible what it is. CHI Memorial’s breast surgeons and specialized staff are committed to providing same day diagnostic imaging, surgical consultation, and biopsy to reduce the typically long journey.

Weekly Breast Conferences
Each week the full multidisciplinary team reviews all breast disease cases to ensure the optimal treatment plan is designed especially for each patient.

Nurse Navigators
Dedicated nurses with special expertise explain procedures, answer questions, and empower patients with information and guidance every step of the way from diagnosis of a breast concern through recovery. As a partner and advocate, the nurse navigator gives special attention to the various needs of patients and their families.

Women’s Clinic – Cancer Risk Counseling
Cancer risk assessment and genetic testing are available when appropriate for individuals with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Learn more about genetic testing.

Support Services
Chaplains and other professionals are available for individual inpatient and outpatient counseling. Therapist-led support groups provide an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with others who understand the feelings of fear, helplessness, anger, and perhaps even a new appreciation for life.


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