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, medical and radiation oncologists, our breast patient navigators and support staff, and services such as the High-Risk Hereditary Cancer Program and nutrition counseling to create a patient's personalized care plan. 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 and survivorship services.
Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery
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.
Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery Fund
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 email@example.com.
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 with two of our dedicated breast experts. Focused on emotional coping and healing, we offer a supportive place for women at any stage of their breast cancer journey to address questions and concerns, and learn about available resources.
For more information, as well as additional community resources, please contact:
Cuda Women’s Health Center
Pat Ryan-Blanchard, NP 508-957-1619
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.