Remarkable care and outcomes are the hallmarks of breast cancer care at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Here, you can expect the most progressive care approaches available.
We use a team approach to treat breast cancer that brings surgical, radiological and medical oncologists together with plastic and reconstructive surgeons, physical therapists and other specialists. This enables us to evaluate your cancer from every angle and create a treatment plan that gives you the best chance of a good outcome.
We use the latest diagnostic technologies, including:
When you come to Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you have access to every available surgical technique for breast cancer—from minimally invasive procedures to full breast reconstruction. Our oncoplastic and plastic surgeons can often reshape and restore a patient’s breast at the time of lumpectomy, eliminating the need for future surgeries.
Additionally, we offer the latest in breast cancer care at treatment centers throughout the Puget Sound area, including:
We make it as easy as possible for you to navigate care, by putting breast cancer care navigators at the center of your care team. Navigators support you throughout your cancer journey and are here to address all questions and concerns.
For more than 20 years, the goal of our clinical research program has been to provide each of our patients with a research option at every step of their disease, from initial diagnosis to long-term follow-up. Our trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality of life/symptom management trials. Learn more about our current breast cancer clinical trials
Put your trust in one of the most comprehensive and advanced breast health programs in the Puget Sound. Breast programs at St. Francis Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). We are one of only two accredited programs in both Pierce and King counties.
Breast cancer quality metrics at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health exceed national benchmarks determined by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). Recent data from the National Cancer Database shows that our Breast Cancer Program outperforms the national median in adhering to CoC best-practice standards. This means you can expect our services to meet the strict CoC standards at a rate that exceeds the national average.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed or would like a second opinion, consult with one of our expert breast cancer specialists.