Breast Cancer Health Information Center
If you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, shock and stress are natural reactions. You may find yourself hearing, but not truly listening, to all your doctor is telling you. That's why Hill Physicians has created this breast cancer online health center - to ensure that you have access to all of your Hill Physicians care team resources with one click.
The following are resources our Hill Physicians breast cancer patients and loved ones should know about and remember. We recommend bookmarking this page and visiting it as often as needed as you make decisions about treatment.
For printed copies of any of the materials referenced in this Breast Cancer Health Information Center, contact Member Health Improvement by email or call us toll free at (855) 644-4764.
Resources | Health Library Topics | Medication Overviews | Links We Like
Hill Physicians experienced nurse case managers are dedicated to supporting you as you determine the best steps in your cancer care. To access Case Management services, contact our Member Health Improvement department for a referral. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and the city where you live and specify you are requesting breast cancer case management. Learn more about Hill Physicians Case Management services . . .
Decision Guides focus on medical care decisions related to breast cancer. Discuss your options with your physician and if you feel that you need a little time to make treatment decisions, let your doctor know.
Communicating with Your Physicians
Download a list of questions to ask about breast cancer. (The Decision Guides above may generate additional questions to discuss with your care team.) Download Learning What You Need to Know When You Have Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Seeing a Medical Oncologist Before Surgery
After your diagnosis, you should be referred to an oncologist. All Hill Physicians surgeons must refer all patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer to a medical oncologist to discuss treatment options. We strongly urge you to use this referral after your surgery to help you make decisions about adjuvant treatment and genetic testing. You also can visit the oncologist before surgery if you are having trouble weighing your treatment options. Ask your surgeon for this referral if he or she does not offer it to you.
Stress Management Resources
Studies show that using guided imagery regularly can improve immune cell function, help with sleep, reduce stress and increase feelings of control in the face of health challenges. Browse our library of audio Relaxation Podcasts which include several 5-10 minute guided imagery experiences.
Northern California Support Groups and National Breast Cancer Resources
For a list of Northern California breast cancer support groups and national breast cancer resources, click here.
Health Library Topics
Whether you are newly diagnosed or interested in learning more about breast cancer, these health library topics will give you an overview of breast cancer.
These are medical tests and procedures your doctor may order.
These are prescription medications used to treat breast cancer. Your specific treatment plan will be based on your particular type and stage of cancer and your personal preferences.
Links We Like
Breast Cancer Resources
Other Cancer Resources