Expect the best, before, during and after
The physicians who perform breast surgery at HackensackUMC Mountainside, experts in their field, are members of a team that will address your treatment holistically – as a person, not a patient.
For women who are candidates for breast reconstruction, the breast surgeons work closely with our reconstructive specialists. Your entire medical history is considered, in order to offer the best cosmetic and medical approach to reconstruction. In addition, all women who have breast surgery at Mountainside Hospital are visited by a nurse educator prior to discharge. We will also link you to the local American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. A trained volunteer who matches your approximate age and type of surgery will reach out to you after discharge for continued support.
The social work staff at the HackensacKUMC Mountainside Cancer Center is a valuable resource for any individual or family member facing cancer. In addition to short-term counseling and referral to our outpatient counselors for longer term needs, our social service staff assists our patients with other services such as making transportation arrangements, financial aid resources and accessing community resources.
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A "Circle of Women" for compassionate support
In addition to our general cancer support group, the HackensackUMC Mountainside Cancer Center offers a "Circle of Women" group designed to meet the needs of women with breast cancer. Facilitated by our social service staff, this group meets twice monthly and provides a comfortable venue for sharing and support.
"Look-Good, Feel Better" programs
The American Cancer Society offers these programs quarterly on-site at no charge, to help you cope with some of the physical changes that may occur during treatment and with chemotherapy.