Breast Care Conference
Location: Washington Women's Center
2500 Mowry Ave., 1st Floor (Washington West)
Fremont, CA 94538
Call: (510) 608-1356 to speak with the Washington Women's Center coordinator
to obtain more information and schedules
What is a Care Conference?
At a care conference, your doctors will discuss your individual medical
history, diagnostic findings and options for medical and surgical interventions
that will impact your future care. These specialists may include surgical,
medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiologists, pathologists, and
plastic surgeons. We allow twenty to thirty minutes for each care conference.
This conference is
not a substitute for individual consultations with all the medical specialties
involved in your care, and it
does not provide binding decisions about your care.
Rather, it is an opportunity to actively participate, gather information,
and discuss options with various specialties at one time.
Who should attend?
Bringing the persons that will be supporting you through your future interventions
is usually helpful. Your partner or adult children may have questions
you have not considered. They also can be helpful in remembering the discussion
and formulating other questions for future visits with your doctors. Your
primary physician will receive an invitation to attend when you are scheduled.
How do I schedule?
Tell your physician that you would like to be scheduled for a Breast Cancer
Care Conference. Your physician's office will make the arrangements
and you will be contacted with a date and time.
Is there a charge for this conference?
No. This is considered one of the many ways we at the Washington Women's
Center can support your understanding of your diagnosis and treatment.
Along with your doctor visits and scheduled treatments the Breast Care
Conference is a
learning opportunity for you and your family.