Our Comprehensive Breast Care Program is the most advanced in South Carolina. In fact, it’s the only one in the state that’s both accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and part of a National Cancer Institute cancer center. Our Advanced Breast Reconstruction Program offers the full spectrum of breast reconstruction options, including the DIEP flap procedure.
Our doctors and nurses work together to treat your physical and emotional needs, providing expert guidance as you move from diagnosis to treatment. We also review cases during our regular Breast Tumor Board Meetings, giving patients another level of analysis to ensure all options are thoroughly explored. And we never lose sight of the importance of putting your needs first, tailoring your treatment to your wishes and scheduling appointments at times that work well for you.
Cancer is personal. It can affect every part of your life. And not all cancers are created equal – what happens with one person’s disease can be completely different for someone else with the same type of cancer. That’s why we will look at your case in a way that’s as individual as you are, drawing on the expertise and knowledge gained from research at South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center.
When Ann Ramsdell, a mother of two and a biologist at MUSC, was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, she could have chosen to be treated anywhere. But Ann chose the Hollings Cancer Center because of its clinical trials program. Today, Ann is in remission and has switched the focus of her research from heart defects to breast cancer.
At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, our compassion extends beyond the scope of medical services to resources that help our patients and their families sustain hope. Along with state-of-the-art treatments, Hollings assists patients in dealing with the financial, physical and emotional aspects of having cancer.
As an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, Hollings is part of a national network of clinical trials, with access to hundreds of trials across the United States. Our clinical trials for breast cancer offer patients access to cutting-edge therapies that may not be available anywhere else.