Breast cancers multidisciplinary team
The Breast Health Center team at VCU Massey Cancer Center consists of national leaders in breast health from multiple disciplines who provide the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast disorders.
These specialists can be seen in one place at one time. By working together and pooling their expertise, our Breast Health Center doctors are able to provide the most comprehensive advice and information. This highly coordinated care translates into better outcomes for patients.
At the Breast Health Center, you will find all the specialists you need in one convenient location. They work closely together using the very latest methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment to provide comprehensive care for breast cancer and other breast disorders.
- Multi-specialty consultation in one place at one time
- Rapid diagnosis and evaluation for early detection of tumors
- State-of-the-art treatment options
- Innovative new treatment options, including sentinel node mapping and partial-breast radiation
- Opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of new and promising treatments
- Risk evaluation
- Mammography, including digital mammography and breast MRI
- Breast reconstruction
- Evaluation for possible recurrence and the need for continued therapy
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Genetic counseling
- Educational programs
- Comprehensive library
- Support groups
VCU Breast Imaging is an integral part of the Massey multidisciplinary approach. Our breast imaging experts are part of an interdisciplinary team that includes pathologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, nurses and geneticists — all with specialty training in breast cancer.
It is Richmond’s only breast imaging facility to have earned the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation.
In addition, VCU Massey Cancer Center is honored with accreditation by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a nationwide coalition of professional health care organizations dedicated to the highest quality of care for women and men diagnosed with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC is a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
To learn more, visit the NAPBC.
The Breast Health Center is located at Massey’s flagship location on the MCV Campus just off Exit 74C of
I-95 in downtown Richmond. Free valet parking is available for your convenience.
VCU Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point offers most of the same award-winning breast health services, physicians and technology available at our downtown location and parking is also convenient.
Anyone can make an appointment at Massey. You can make one for yourself or for a family member, or your physician can make an appointment for you. Please call (804) 828-5116, or toll-free (877) 4-MASSEY [(877) 426-7739], Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Breast Health Center team believes in patient involvement. We encourage you to ask any and all questions you may have. Here are some of the questions we hear most frequently:
What’s different about Massey’s Breast Health Center and why should I go there?
The Breast Health Center is the only comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for breast cancer and other breast disorders in the Richmond area. It is staffed by leading specialists who also conduct research that leads to improved treatments for breast cancer. Such treatments are available only at major academic medical centers. You also will find it convenient to see a group of specialists in one place at one time. By pooling their expertise and working together, Breast Health Center doctors can make the best decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment and give you the most comprehensive advice and information.
Who should come to the Breast Health Center?
Patients with a suspected or diagnosed breast tumor or other breast disease may come for evaluation and treatment. Others may come because they are at high risk for breast cancer. Consultation and referral services are available for physicians and patients. Many patients come to the Center for a second opinion. Since we are on the leading edge in diagnosis and treatment, you will know that you have explored the best available options wherever you may decide to go for treatment.
How will the Breast Health Center help me?
The doctors, nurses and therapists will examine you for possible disease, using the latest diagnostic techniques.
How soon will I know the results of these tests?
In many cases, results are available during your visit. If not, a physician or nurse will call you as soon as results are available and explain their meaning to you.
Which specialists will I see?
You may see a medical oncologist, a surgical oncologist and/or a radiation oncologist. Our other specialists are available as needed.
Will I be able to decide which treatment I will have?
Absolutely. If a treatment plan is necessary, all steps and options will be clearly explained to you. The doctors and nurses at the Center will make sure you have all the information you need and help you make an informed decision.
How can I get more information?
For additional information, to schedule an appointment or if you have questions or would like to discuss your situation with the patient coordinator, please call the Center at (804) 828-5116.