Bryan Health announces one-stop shop for breast cancer patients
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Bryan Health announced a new way for breast cancer patients to get care on Tuesday, even though it’s been in operation since August.
It’s called the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, and it’s a way for patients to see all of the care providers they need in just one day.
Without this clinic, patients would have to see different specialists at different times, and those visits could be weeks or months between one another.
When they arrive at Bryan East, patients check in and see every doctor they need within a three-hour appointment.
Dr. Rachel Jendro, the chief medical officer of the clinic, said patients can meet with their surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, as well as a genetic counselor and a social worker if needed.
They also receive an oncology nurse navigator, who stays with them through their entire cancer treatment.
The plan is to move the clinic to the new cancer center that’s set to open next year.
While this is the first clinic of its kind for Bryan, CHI Health St. Elizabeth Hospital started the same kind of clinic in October 2021.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.