“The Breast Center allows us to communicate to all specialties about the diagnosis under one roof… It’s a better, more efficient way of communicating between treating physicians. It speeds up the treatment plan.”
Breast Health Services: Pathology
The pathologist is the one member of The Breast Center team that patients may never meet during diagnosis and/or treatment for breast cancer. These specialized physicians play a crucial role in determining how a patient’s disease is treated, and are an integral member of The Breast Center team at Milford Regional.
Pathologists examine tissue to determine if there are cancer cells present. Although pathologists have always examined breast tissue at Milford Regional, The Breast Center makes communicating pathology findings easier and more streamlined. During bi-weekly breast conferences and special tumor board meetings, the entire team meets to discuss individual patient cases. The Breast Center allows the pathologist to ask all of the treating doctors what information they may need, and in turn, all of the treating doctors can hear the answers and formulate a consensus treatment plan. The Breast Center facilitates continual communication among the team members which accelerates the treatment process.