Breast cancer isthe most common type of cancer for women, but over the past 20 yearsimprovements in diagnosis, evaluation and treatment have improved cancercontrol. Breast cancer forms in the cells of the breast, most often in theducts carrying milk to the nipple or the glands, called lobules, that producemilk. In more rare cases, the cancer can begin in other parts of breast tissue.
The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital is committed to supporting yourmental and physical health through every step of diagnosis, treatment andrecovery. From dedicated physicians and nurses to social workers and supportgroups, the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital has several resources foryou and your family, all close to home. Screening and Treatment With the supportof a personal Breast Health Navigator, we walk you through every step of yourcare, from breast health screening to diagnosis to treatment. Breast imagingnavigators guide you through the process of mammograms and other imaging withour breast radiologists. If cancer is found, a breast health navigator willassemble your team of medical experts for a multidisciplinary BreastConference, where the group will meet with you to help define your diagnosis,review your options and provide a clear, direct path to coordinated care foryour breast cancer. We providecancer screenings throughout the year for skin, thyroid, head and neck cancer,partnering with local and regional agencies such as the American CancerSociety, Lowell Community Health Center, Cambodian Mutual AssistanceAssociation, Lowell Housing Authority and the Coalition for a Better Acre. Clinical Trails Through closepartnerships with Boston-based hospitals and the National Cancer Institute, weare able to offer cancer clinical trials designed to identify safer and moreeffective approaches to prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of yourcancer.
Our clinical trials include:· Pembrolizumabin treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer.· Breast cancerweight loss study· Aspirin inpreventing recurrence of cancer in patients with node positive HER2 Negative Stage2-3 Breast cancer after chemotherapy and surgery. Resources and Education From a BreastHealth Navigator to guide you through the process to social workers and supportgroups to support you along the way, the Cancer Center at Lowell GeneralHospital has several resources for you and your family, all close to home. weunderstand that cancer touches virtually every aspect of your life, as well asthe lives of all family members.
With that in mind, we have a variety ofservices to assist you and your family including Support Services and WellnessPrograms. We offer Living with breast cancer program which is a free supportgroup offering education and recourses for women with breast cancer. We offerhealing through art program which offers cancer patients and their caregivers acreative way to work through their cancer journey. Join others for paintingclass with Sheri, a professional artist, teacher, and cancer survivor. We offerRX relax therapeutic yoga for the cancer survivor, this class exercise is donein a chair and includes gentle movement, breathing exercises, meditation andrelaxation. And we offer Go On And Live program that is a social group forpatients and family members who have been affected by cancer in some way tohelp them cope and look forward to living after cancer.