Sanford Breast Health Institute celebrates 20th anniversary

At Sanford Breast Health Institute (BHI), the New Year marks 20 years of breast health service to the area. Over the past two decades, BHI has grown from a screening center to a full team of breast health professionals who diagnose and treat breast cancer.

“At Sanford Breast Health Institute, patients are supported by a compassionate team of breast health specialists who are committed to delivering the highest quality of breast care to women in the region,” said Julie Hanisch, Clinic Director at Sanford Breast Health Institute.

Over the past 20 years, BHI’s programming has grown to include genetic counselors, digital mammography, MRI, a high risk breast surveillance clinic and Breast Care Coordinators who walk with women throughout their breast cancer journey.

Sanford Breast Health Institute’s team approach to patient care brings together all of Sanford’s specialists focused on breast health. Together, they review patient cases and customize individual cancer treatment plans for their patients. This team approach means nothing is overlooked in the fight against breast cancer — and women are supported by the combined strength and expertise of the entire breast team.

The team approach includes:

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Breast Diagnostic Radiologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Nuclear Medicine Specialists
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Breast Care Coordinator
  • Pathologists
  • Clinical Research Nurses
  • Certified Nurse Practitioners
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

“A woman’s lifetime risk for breast cancer is one in eight. Through two decades of care, BHI provides a variety of services including education, screenings, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up support,” said Hanisch.

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