Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital provides a patient centered approach to breast cancer detection, prevention, patient and staff education, research and treatment, making it one of the leading centers for breast health care in New England and in the country. In the decades since its establishment in 1971, the Center has cared for well over 100,000 patients. What makes the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Health Program (CBHP) unique, however, is not the number of patients seen, but the exceptional care they receive every day.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's CBHP encourages women to be active participants in their own health care. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the questions and decisions she faces can be overwhelming. That's why specialists at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's CBHP takes the time to talk with a patient about breast cancer, all of her treatment options and the feelings that can accompany a diagnosis.
Dr. Peggy Duggan, Chief Medical Officer and breast surgeon at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), explains the
many levels of breast care available at BWFH.
A Clinical Team Dedicated to Women
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's entire clinical team, directed by board-certified surgeon, Dr. Margaret Duggan and board-certified radiologist Dr. Bethany A. Richman are dedicated to caring for women. This clinical team includes breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons,radiologist, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, a social worker and caring support staff.
The specialists are leaders in the evaluation and treatment of breast cancer as well as other breast disorders such as lumps, nipple discharge, breast pain or abnormal mammograms.
When surgery and other treatments are necessary, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's CBHR's clinical team works together to respond to patients and their families. The Center treats 500 new cancer patients a year and follows more than 7,000 patients with breast cancer as well as those who are at high risk.
The Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's CBHR's exceptionally strong nursing component enables patients to have easy access to a knowledgeable health professional whenever they have questions or concerns. The Center also provides support programs for women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer.