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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sansum Clinic and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic are members of the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance (SBBCA) - a “breast care center without walls”, created by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons - whose goal it is to deliver a multidisciplinary approach, second to none, for the treatment and care of women with breast cancer.

 As SBBCA Members we:

  • Work closely with each breast cancer patient
  • Ensure individual, intelligent, coordinated care from an interdisciplinary team of breast disease specialists
  • Provide the highest quality of breast care possible

This alliance exemplifies the ongoing commitment of Sansum Clinic and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara - for your good health.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic offers comprehensive information, treatments and services to those who have been diagnosed or wish to learn more about Breast Cancer Treatments.

Breast Care Navigator

Breast Care Navigator One of the key functions of Sansum Clinic's Breast Care Program and the Breast Care Alliance is the role of a Breast Care Navigator. A Breast Care Navigator works with the Breast Care Alliance's multidisciplinary team to design a comprehensive individual care plan for each patient based on his or her personal needs and medical history, and helps manage and coordinate doctor's office visits, diagnostic tests, and facilitates communication between physicians involved in the patient's care as well as the primary care physician.

Tammy Stockero, RN Tammy Stockero, RN is the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic's breast care navigator. She connects our breast cancer patients with the many resources offered throughout Sansum Clinic, Cancer Center and the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance for the best possible outcomes, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Tammy follows every patient throughout every aspect of treatment and aids in dispelling fears associated with their diagnosis.

What is Breast Density?

How do I know if I have dense breasts? What should I do if I have dense breasts? Sansum Clinic Breast Care Navigator, Tammy Stockero, RN, BSN, OCN answers questions about breast density and how it may affect your mammogram reading. Learn more...













Breast Cancer: Genetics & Prevention

Breast Cancer: Genetics & PreventionIn his article from the Santa Barbara News-Press, Dr. Fred Kass discusses how Angelina Jolie’s remarkable self-portrait created an unmistakably clear image of three dramatic shifts in our approach to breast cancer.

Cancer Resource Library

Cancer Resource LibraryOur Cancer Resource Library is a comfortable place where you can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. The library is open to all, and services are offered at no charge.

Have a question? Ask the librarian: Send an email to or call (805) 563-5887. For additional library details, click here FAQ.

Health Education, Nutrition and Wellness

Health Education, Nutrition and WellnessInformation is key to maintaining your good health. We offer a number of programs and classes that can help you manage your health conditions or expand your knowledge of nutrition and the role it plays in keeping you healthy.

Health Resource Center

Health Resource CenterFor more information on Breast Health or any health topic, call or visit our free Health Resource Center at 215 Pesetas lane in Santa Barbara, (805) 681-7672.


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