You are referred to the Providence Breast Centre at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital by your family doctor.
Your appointment would be approximately 1-1.5 hours. During your appointment with the diagnostic physician or breast surgeon, you will meet one of our nurse navigators who will help you coordinate the diagnostic and treatment plan. The diagnostic physician will perform a detailed history and physical breast examination in correlation with the imaging test reports and decide whether you are to be discharged or need a follow-up plan. If your condition requires further treatment (e.g. surgery), he/she will refer you to see one of the breast surgeons.
Should you require chemotherapy or radiation therapy, referral to the BC Cancer Agency will be arranged for you.
Our nurse navigator will coordinate closely with you and act as your point of contact for future appointments, questions and emotional support.
If you are having breast imaging (mammogram, breast ultrasound, ultrasound guided breast biopsy), please report to the Radiology Department which is located on the ground floor of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.