The Breast Care Center offers you understandable, practical advice about being newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
MVHS has a registered nurse, Korinn Chaffee, BSN, RN, OCN, specializing in nurse navigation for patients that have breast disease. Located at the Breast Care Center at the Faxton Campus, the nurse navigator meets with patients upon discovery of potential breast disease. Together with the radiologist, they discuss how the diagnosis will be made and if necessary, guide the patient through the course of appointments. She is a resource dedicated to providing patients and their families with seamless, coordinated care from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship.
The Breast Care Center also has a nurse practitioner who is board certified in both Women’s Health and Oncology. Her education and clinical experience ensure that our patient’s breast care will be of the highest quality, managed promptly and with relationships of trust established between patients and providers. She guides patients through a system of care that facilitates education, diagnosis, treatment and support for patients and their families.
Laura J. Borgos, MD, FACS, is an experienced breast surgeon who previously worked as director of the Breast Program for Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania. She also established the Breast Care Program and performed breast surgeries at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
Every Day Breast Health
Experiencing breast pain? Not quite sure if you feel something different? Or maybe you are just wondering how your family history affects your own health? Not sure where to turn? We can help!
At MVHS, we care about your day to day health. The Breast Care Program can address any issue, big or small. Our team is ready to meet you whether it is to evaluate an abnormal mammogram, perform a much needed breast exam or to evaluate your risk due to your family tree. If you are looking for some support and guidance, come see us.
Prior to a patient having surgery for breast disease, a registered nurse is available to meet with the woman to discuss the surgical process, offer post-operative drain and wound care instructions, and offer tips to reduce the risk of developing lymphedema. This nurse provides an additional resource for women to ask questions and help alleviate some anxiety that may exist.