Cleveland Clinic Florida’s accredited Breast Center provides patients with world-class care. A team of renowned experts work collaboratively to screen, diagnose, and treat patients with benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the breast.
Recognized for its state-of-the-art treatment capabilities, the Cleveland Clinic Florida Breast Center has earned a three-year full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) by the American College of Surgeons. We are the first in Broward County and the third Breast Center in Florida to earn accreditation, which is given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Our team includes fellowship-trained breast surgeons, oncologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists, as well as nurses, a social worker and administrative staff who work collaboratively to treat patients with breast cancer and diseases of the breast.
A range of treatment options are available to patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer including medical treatments, minimally invasive surgical options, radiation therapies, hormone therapies, chemotherapy, and clinical trials. Cleveland Clinic’s team of breast care specialists will help to determine the best treatment plan based on type of breast cancer, size and location of the tumor, disease stage, lab test results, and a patient’s overall health and family history. Breast cancer treatments are local or systemic. A patient may have just one form of treatment or a combination. Local treatments include surgery and radiation, which are used to remove, destroy, or control the cancer cells in a specific area. Systemic treatments include chemotherapy and hormone therapy, which are used to destroy or control cancer cells throughout the body.
Elizabeth Stone, MD is an expert oncologist who was appointed by Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2003. Dr. Stone attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine. From medical school, she completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. Dr. Stone then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Stone’s specialty interests include breast cancer and gynecologic cancers.
Please join our live web chat “Breast Cancer” where Dr. Stone will be taking your questions on this topic.
This Health Chat will open on
Monday, October 8, 2012
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.