Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

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6 2 0 1 8 B r e a s t H e a l t h S e c t i o n SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Beyond mammography New Norton Breast Center is home for holistic breast health. First, bulldozers and backhoes made way for cranes and concrete mixers. Then electricians and plumbers set the stage for scientists and medical technicians. Today, radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and a host of medical professionals have completed preparations to care for patients at the Norton Breast Health Center and the Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro. According to Dr. Joseph Flynn, NCI Physician-in-Chief, both centers were developed with the patient in mind. "In keeping with our 'No Wait' culture, we want to ensure patients are seen at their convenience," Dr. Flynn explained. "We have same-day access for new patients and have worked tirelessly to enhance a patient's ability to get rapid access to their results to eliminate unnecessary waiting after X-rays, labs or biopsies. Every step of care has been developed around patients' needs." When it came time to develop a center for breast health, it was important to the entire team to take a comprehensive approach that considered needs beyond mammography. Seasoned experts in breast health know that patients can have a variety of questions, such as: What happens if I have a lump, skin changes, nipple discharge or other breast concerns? How should I be screened if I have dense breasts or have a family history of breast cancer? When should I get genetic testing or counseling? The Norton Breast Health Center is staffed by specialists who can help with all these concerns in a rapid, convenient and comprehensive manner. In fact, the center's combination of visionary technology, patient comfort, convenience and a top-flight multidisciplinary clinical team make it unique in Louisville. The center features four 3D tomosynthesis mammography units, breast MRI and ultrasound, along with dedicated experts in surgical management of breast disease and genetics in one location. In addition to fast and accurate diagnostics, the Norton Breast Center will focus on the treatment of benign breast disease. However, for those who face the diagnosis of cancer, the close proximity of the Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro will provide both convenience and access to what Dr. Flynn describes as the most comprehensive and advanced multidisciplinary breast cancer care in the region. "It is not exaggeration when I say that the combination of the Norton Breast Health Center with the new Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro will offer unparalleled, advanced, convenient and compassionate care," added Dr. Flynn. "This program was designed with the needs of the patients in mind and sets the standard by which breast care and cancer care should be measured." Signature programs that inspire, honor and support individuals through the cancer journey continue to serve thousands across the state. The popular riverside event at Buckhead Mountain Grill to kick off the Louisville Race for the Cure returns in October with a pink extravaganza along with Think Pink at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, featuring former Kentucky First Lady Judi Patton. Both are free of charge. The Horses and Hope race day at Churchill Downs in November continues to attract sellout crowds of breast cancer survivors, friends and families. Ticket sales will be announced in October. For cancer survivors seeking ongoing peer support and engagement, the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer sponsors Mind, Body, Spirit… African Americans Living Beyond Cancer every month. Members also enjoy special events throughout the year. For more information, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program, (502) 852- 6318 or visit: kycancerprogram.org Cancer survivors are the heart of the Kentucky Cancer Program

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