Sansum Clinic's breast care team was created to provide prompt, compassionate, comprehensive care to both women and men with diseases of the breast through our multidisciplinary team of specialists. Sansum Clinic physicians and surgeons treat more than half of the patients diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Santa Barbara (phone, fax, hours, directions) .
Early detection is critical to determining a good outcome for breast cancer. Women are encouraged to have a routine mammogram, an X-ray that examines breast tissue, so any developing abnormalities can be found. At Sansum Clinic, we provide digital mammography services so women are confident they are getting the most advanced breast imaging possible.
Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care
We coordinate comprehensive breast care by bringing together board-certified:
- Medical oncologists
- Breast surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Support staff, like our Breast Care Navigator
Learn more about the Breast Cancer Alliance.
Individualized Breast Cancer Treatment Plans
Our breast care team will thoroughly review and discuss your history, risk factors, diagnosis and treatments, and will design a care plan individualized to your needs. We also offer well breast care, breast imaging, mammography, breast cancer prevention planning, educational services, nutritional guidance, and psychosocial support services.
We provide expert service in managing all aspects of your breast healthcare.
Individuals undergoing breast care and their caretakers may benefit from our Free Health Education Class called Lymphedema: Reducing Your Risk. (click here to learn more or register online for this class)
After Breast Surgery Resources
After a breast surgery or breast cancer surgery, patients often have many questions or need support in understanding what to expect from the healing process. Below are different materials available to patients for free via download:
Preparing for Your First Appointment
Directions for new Sansum Clinic patients on how to prepare for a breast surgery appointment, including how to deliver radiology tests and medicals and medication summaries to your new surgeons office.
Breast Cancer Surgery Information Packet
Download directions for surgery prep, location map and discharge instructions for breast cancer sugery.
Breast Surgery Information Packet
Download directions for surgery prep, location map and discharge instructions for breast sugery.
Mastectomy/Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Instructions and After Surgery Exercise Program
If you have experienced a mastectomy or axillary lymph node dissection, this information packet will provide you with a drain chart to track fluid and directions on how to strip your drain(s), along with an after sugery exercise program to help you on your way to recovery.