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Our Rush breast cancer program is a multidisciplinary program. We work closely with the medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, breast imagers. So the woman is getting global care rather than just meeting with individual physicians in a vacuum.
Oftentimes at the beginning of the journey, they’re very confused, they’re scared. And I try to reassure them that we can get them through the process, that things are going to be ok, that they may have to do some things that they don’t want to necessarily do, but it’s just so they can be here 5 years from now, 10 years from now and 20 years from now.
I do try to get to know the patients — not only their disease, and be able to treat their specific disease — but also I want to get to know them as a person.