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Treatment

Breast Care | Advanced Breast Cancer

Our approach is two-fold: Provide customized cancer treatments combined with integrative therapies that focus on the whole woman. The Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer is one of the only cancer treatment centers in the nation offering this type of comprehensive care under one roof.

We go beyond simply treating your cancer, utilizing the most advanced genomics, immunotherapy, and clinical trials in combination with clinically proven integrative therapies, such as emotional counseling, nutrition analysis, and exercise physiology.

Integrative therapies

At the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, treatment plans include a full menu of integrative therapies that enhance wellness. These therapies have numerous benefits on stress levels and the immune system, both of which play a role in preventing the recurrence of cancer. They include:

Behavioral health
Behavioral health specialists help meet the emotional, physical, and interpersonal needs of you and your loved ones during treatment and survivorship. Examples include:

  • Emotional and practical aspects of a cancer diagnosis
  • Quality-of-life issues
  • Stress reduction and management
  • Sleep management
  • Pain management
  • Anxiety and sadness

Genetic counseling
A certified genetic counselor will meet with you and your family to discuss:

  • Your personal and family history of cancer
  • Risk factors for cancer and cancer screening options

Nutrition planning
A registered dietician will meet with you to provide a personalized evaluation and provide recommendations to:

  • Use nutrition to help lessen symptoms from cancer treatment
  • Support strength and lessen fatigue
  • Help prevent unintentional weight loss during treatment, which has been shown to improve effectiveness of treatments
  • Discuss dietary supplements

Social services
In addition to a general psychosocial assessment to evaluate well-being and support, social service providers can assess the following needs and concerns:

  • Living and housing
  • Financial and insurance
  • Workplace/leave
  • Medication
  • Transportation
  • Community resources

Spiritual counseling
Spiritual health providers will work with you to:

  • Explore your understanding of your personal spirituality
  • Reflect on how your spirituality has been influenced by your diagnosis
  • Discuss spiritual resources and practices 
  • Consider how your providers can best support your spiritual needs

Physical therapy
A licensed physical therapist can evaluate and identify impairments, and provide individualized treatment including:

  • Disease-related impairments including range of motion, strength, flexibility, tolerance, and endurance
  • An individualized home exercise program
  • A walking program to reduce fatigue
  • Education regarding safety of exercise
  • Functional mobility, balance, and safety, as well as assistive devices

Massage therapy
Massages are performed by licensed massage therapists in a private and relaxing environment. During treatment, we provide patients and a designated caregiver up to six free one-hour massages. Massage offers many benefits and reduces:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Fatigue

Yoga
Restorative yoga is an individual journey in a class setting. You are invited to relax and move according to your level of comfort. Yoga is a way to:

  • Remove tension in muscles
  • Allow the mind to relax
  • Restore range of motion
  • Focus on healing
  • Reduce fatigue and tension caused by chemotherapy and radiation

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