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Breast Cancer Services at Englewood Health: What’s New?

Breast cancer is the Number 1 cancer affecting women, with more than 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center

Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health provides a high level of convenience and personalized attention for women in need of breast imaging, diagnostic evaluations, and procedures. With private waiting rooms, a spa-like environment, and minimal waiting times, the center has an in-house team of board-certified radiologists and pathologists whose primary focus is breast disease. All diagnostic tests are conducted and interpreted at one central location at the medical center.

The American College of Radiology recommends that women with an average risk of developing breast cancer begin annual screening mammography at age 40.

At The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnostic Center, all women who have a mammogram are seen by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, who performs a breast exam and obtains a history. Almost all patients undergoing mammography have a 3D mammogram.

Same-Day Mammogram Results

Patients having screening mammography are offered the option of remaining in the center while their results are reviewed. If additional mammogram views are needed, they are done the same day. If there is a suspicious finding on a mammogram and an ultrasound is needed, patients are offered the option of having that, too, the same day. Many ultrasound-guided biopsies can also be performed during the same visit.

To make an appointment call 201-894-3622 or schedule online.

The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health

The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, demonstrating high quality of care and commitment to continuous quality improvement. The center diagnoses and treats approximately 1,200 patients each year.

A Team of Breast Cancer Experts

At Englewood Health, our physicians and surgeons reflect the center’s culture of deep scientific knowledge, professional expertise, and collaborative spirit, as they determine the best care for their patients. Our Breast Cancer Disease Management Team of medical oncologists, breast surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and geneticists meets weekly to discuss each new patient case and create an individual plan for each patient.

Also participating in the weekly patient conferences are a patient navigator, a genetics nurse practitioner, a clinical trials coordinator, a social worker, medical residents, and the tumor registrar. At the meeting, each patient’s history, images, and pathology are presented; all aspects of the patient’s medical and social history are considered; and a treatment plan is formulated.

At Englewood Health, we offer:

  • Personalized care
  • Medical oncologists who specialize in breast cancer
  • A team of breast surgeons
  • Advanced radiation therapy
  • Genomic profiling and genetic counseling
  • Clinical trials
  • Support services

Join Us for the 20th Annual Walk for Awareness!

2019 marks a milestone year for Englewood Health Foundation’s Walk for Awareness, with the beloved community fundraiser celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall. Founded by Jill Fader and her late husband and former City of Englewood mayor, Paul Fader, the Walk has inspired—and mobilized—thousands in our community to fundraise in support of The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital. Funds raised have helped to offset the costs of care for uninsured and underinsured women in our community. And invite your favorite canine companion to tag along for the Susan Lucianna Memorial Dog Walk.

Walk for Awareness and Susan Lucianna Memorial Dog Walk: October 27, 2019

Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Welcome and warm-up: 12:30 p.m.
Walk begins: 1:00 p.m.

For more information and online registration, go to walkforawareness.org.

Other links or resources


Breast Care Center 

Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center 

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