At the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, we strive to bring you the most innovative care for your breast cancer and, overall breast health needs. We have the ability to fully evaluate any breast problems in one day. If you are diagnoses with breast cancer, you have the opportunity to partake in our Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC). The Multidisciplinary Clinic includes a consultation with a surgical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist whom specialize in breast cancer. Each of our physician meets with the patient and collaborates to devise a personalized plan of action based on the consultations and the patient’s imaging, pathology, and medical history. Learn more about our Multidisciplinary Clinic and how this approach helps to expedite the time between receiving a diagnosis and taking action towards a personalized treatment plan.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Cancer Care

“We provide a multidisciplinary approach to treat breast cancer. I never want a patient to feel rushed when it comes to their cancer. I think they see this and that gives them hope and courage to fight this battle,” said Trevan Fischer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at Saint John’s Cancer Institute.

If you require treatment for breast cancer, rest assured the experts at the Margie Petersen Breast Center have you covered. Our team focuses on caring for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Innovative and compassionate care, along with an array of support services such as nurse navigators and dietitians, support your emotional wellbeing to complement your medical treatment. We have a unique partnership with the Saint John’s Cancer Institute which combines clinical excellence with novel translational research to provide excellent patient care.

“Oncoplastic surgery combines cancer surgery with plastic surgery techniques. There is nothing more gratifying than for patients to tell me I feel like I look better after cancer than I did before,” said Janie Grumley, M.D., Breast Surgical Oncologist, and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at the Margie Petersen Breast Center.

Watch our breast cancer center video to meet our dedicated team of experts that will help you achieve the best possible outcomes!

The Margie Petersen Breast Center team will be with you every step of your breast cancer journey. If you have questions regarding a new symptom or want to make an appointment for evaluation please call and a staff member will assist with navigating you in the right direction.

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About the Author

Dr. Janie Grumley

Janie Grumley, M.D., is the Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at the Margie Petersen Breast Center. She is a surgical breast oncologist who has expertise in treating patients with breast cancer and benign breast diseases. She specializes in novel treatments such as oncoplastic breast conserving surgery and intraoperative radiation therapy. Learn More About Dr. Janie Grumley.