It’s All About You: Individualized Breast Cancer Care

Doctors at Turville Bay SSM Health

As Turville Bay Radiation Oncology Center formalizes its ties with SSM Health we’ve strengthened our relationships with those physicians that form our cancer care teams. I’m happy to introduce Dr. Dana Henkel, a surgeon that works closely with breast cancer patients. Here, Dr. Henkel speaks to our individualized care at SSM Health. Dr. Michelle Mackay, Radiation Oncologist at Turville Bay, a member of SSM Health

“In 2019, around 268,600 U.S. women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, according to American Cancer Society. But even though breast cancer is a common disease, each patient’s situation is unique. What works well for one patient, may not work as well for another.

That’s why at SSM Health, we’re focused on individualized treatment and recovery plans. I’m part of the breast cancer care team, which includes all the specialties needed for comprehensive breast cancer care: surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and a nurse navigator. We work together to develop and deliver a personalized treatment plan that is right for each patient.

When surgery is a part of the treatment plan, I get to know what’s important to my patients and what concerns they may have, before recommending a surgical approach. We use an array of innovative surgical technologies depending on the patient’s specific needs, including technologies that enable precise surgical navigation when removing cancerous tissue.

At SSM Health, we offer comprehensive breast cancer care that is individualized for each patient. Our team of breast cancer care specialists diagnose and treat over 150 new breast cancers per year, each with an individualized treatment plan.”  Dr. Dana Henkel, SSM Health Surgeon