Survivorship and Post-Surgical Breast Health Program (BHP)
The Dubin Breast Center is committed to helping our patients lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Our Survivorship and Post-Surgical Breast Health Program (BHP) is designed to help you find the expertise, education, and support you need after treatment ends. We aim to empower you to take an active and positive role in your care.
Who is Eligible?
This program is designed for patients that have received their care with a Mount Sinai Breast Surgeon and/or Oncologist.
Your surgeon or medical oncologist will determine when it’s appropriate to refer you to the Survivorship and BHP. At this point, most patients have completed their active surgical and/or medical treatments and are ready to focus on breast health surveillance.
The program focuses primarily on your ongoing breast health. It also addresses other symptoms or concerns you may have. You will be seen at the Dubin Breast Center by a nurse practitioner who specializes in oncology and works collaboratively with our surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists and other specialists to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care. Jane Weisser, RN, ANP-BC, a board certified nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of oncology experience, is the Clinical Program Manager and Lead Nurse Practitioner for the program.
Our program helps you develop a plan for your health care after cancer treatment with services that include:
- Individualized treatment summary and plan of care, including ongoing physical examinations and breast imaging
- Management of side effects, such as pain and fatigue
- Recommendations of screening tests for other cancers
- Breast cancer recurrence prevention guidelines
- Counseling on living a healthy lifestyle
The program also provides access to supportive services that include:
- Complementary therapies
- Nutrition services
- Psycho Oncology services
- Social Work services
- Patient education resources
During your Visit
At your visit, you will meet with a nurse practitioner who is educated and trained in the care of breast cancer patients. You will receive a comprehensive breast exam, a review of your breast imaging, and a review of your overall health status and other cancer screening. You can raise any concerns you have about your individual breast cancer health, including:
- Breast cancer prevention
- Sexual health concerns
- Side effect management
- Signs and symptoms of breast cancer recurrence
- Health promotion recommendations related to nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation
- Financial, legal, or work-related issues
- Treatment summary and follow-up care plan
After the visit, the nurse practitioner will arrange your follow-up visits and order any future breast imaging as part of your annual surveillance. If there are any findings of recurrent disease you will be referred back to your Dubin Breast Center surgeon or oncologist.
The Survivorship and Post-Surgical Breast Health Program is here for you. It is part of our comprehensive approach to your care and of our commitment to your health.