25 Ways to Prevent Cancer

Dr. Ben Anderson

Dr. Ben Anderson

Dr. Ben Anderson is a surgical oncologist who treats women with breast cancer. In this video Dr. Anderson discusses SCCA's multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. Everyone at SCCA is able to specialize, making everyone at the SCCA Breast Health Clinic ?super breast specialists? and not just cancer specialists. The SCCA is the academic leader in breast health for the Pacific Northwest. Our advantage at SCCA is our multidisciplinary team. Our surgeons, physicians, nurses and staff work together in an integrated way that minimizes the chance of missing disease. Oncoplastic surgery is where we combine techniques used by plastic surgeons for breast lifts and breast cosmesis with cancer surgery. Together, our team has developed cutting edge techniques for working together in the same operating suite, ideal for patients looking to cure their disease and maintain their body image.

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Dr. Ben Anderson explains why mammograms are so important. Mammograms are the fundamental tool for finding breast cancer early and it is early detection and treatment that saves lives. Early detectionnot allows women to live longer, it also requires less aggressive therapy techniques that can save the breast and avoid mastectomy. Dr. Anderson also discusses the virtues of digital mammography, and how they use less radiation and have been shown to be superior to analog methods.

Dr. Julie Gralow

Dr. Julie Gralow is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating women with breast cancer. In this video she describes SCCA's approach to patient care. According to Dr. Gralow, SCCA understands that you can?t treat patients without taking the time. Because we have so much to offer in terms of education, research and the best clinical tools, we are able to give the patient everything she needs. Patients that seek us out really want to be an active participant in their care and we strive to make them a full-time member of the team. We also want to be there to care for the whole family. You need your whole team behind you and that includes your family support team. We understand that each patient is variable and comes with her own unique background and genetics. We take all her life circumstances, genetics and genetics of the tumor and create an individualized treatment plan that is more specific and less toxic for our patients.

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Dr. Janice Kim

Dr. Janice Kim is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. In this video she discusses radiation treatment at SCCA. We know from studies that after surgery there are microscopic cells left behind. Radiation eradicates those cells and reduces the risk of reoccurrence. Our treatment process is designed to be effective and still have minimal impact to the patient. Most of our patients maintain active lifestyles throughout their treatment. The SCCA multi disciplinary approach means that all your treatments are done at one facility making treatment much more convenient for our patients. We take a group approach to reviewing all patient pathology and imaging. The patient team reviews each case weekly to coordinate findings and treatment efforts. Having our entire team under one roof streamlines communication with the team and patient.