Comprehensive Breast Surgery Services, Close to Home
If surgery is required to treat breast cancer or benign breast disease, our trained surgeons who perform breast surgery are highly-skilled and experienced in the latest techniques. They collaborate closely with other specialists including our plastic reconstructive surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists as part of a patient’s dedicated care team. Innovative surgical options offered at Cape Cod Healthcare include Hidden Scar™ breast surgery, nipple-sparing mastectomy and oncoplastic breast surgery.
Learn more about Cod Healthcare’s comprehensive Breast Cancer program, which includes membership in the Dana Farber Cancer Collaborative and support services.
Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery [use logos for Hidden Scare Center of Excellence and Hidden Scar Certificate of Training]
Hidden Scar™ breast cancer surgery provides an option for patients which minimizes scarring and helps to preserve the natural breast shape, with the aim of maintaining a woman’s physical appearance and lessening the emotional impact of breast surgery. In Hidden Scar™ lumpectomy and mastectomy surgery, a single incision is made along the natural folds of the skin to remove tissue, sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding breast tissue. Cape Cod Healthcare was the first healthcare system in Massachusetts to offer this pioneering technique and is the only healthcare system in the state certified as a Hidden Scar Center of Excellence. Kathryn Dalton, DO, FACS, FACOS and Jill Oxley, MD, FACS are among the certified Hidden Scar surgeons in Massachusetts. [this last sentence copy may change pending Dr. Dalton]
Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery Fund [this can go in a special block to break up the text too]
This fund is available to women who live in Barnstable County, to help with the costs of breast reconstruction not covered by insurance. It is also open to Barnstable County patients with hereditary cancer syndromes who have not had a cancer diagnosis, for use covering a prophylactic mastectomy, as well as for breast reconstruction patients whose insurance is not accepted by their plastic surgeon. For more information, please contact Barbara Archambeault, RTT, MHA, Oncology Operations Manager, Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Supportive Place
At Cuda Women’s Health Center in Hyannis and Seifer Women’s Health and Imaging Center in Falmouth, we offer breast cancer support groups in a nurturing environment, led by two of our dedicated breast experts. Focused on emotional coping and healing, each group is an informal gathering for women at any stage of their breast cancer journey and offers a supportive place to bring questions, concerns and learn about available resources.
For more information, including location and meeting times, as well as additional community resources, please contact:
Evening Breast Cancer Support Group at Cuda Women’s Health Center
Pat Ryan-Blanchard, NP 508-957-1619
Breast Cancer Support Group at Seifer Women’s Health and Imaging Center
Kathy Murray, RN, CN-BN 508-457-3780
Additionally, Better Together Cape Cod is a breast cancer support group for young women that meets monthly in Hyannis, with a private Facebook group also available for members to connect digitally.
Find out more information about breast cancer from the American Cancer Society and Worldwide Breast Cancer.org.
Learn about free integrative therapies available through Cape Wellness Collaborative for anyone in our community facing cancer.