Beacon Cancer Care recognizes that every battle with cancer is unique. This is particularly true with breast cancer, given the many different types of breast cancer, as well as the variety of treatments available. We strive to personalize our services as much as possible to ensure that our patients receive the care they deserve.
Behind skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in women. In the last few decades, much attention has been focused on breast cancer study and research. The good news is that this research has resulted in treatments that have achieved considerable success in saving lives, but they also present challenges to both patients and their families.
Our distinct approach to cancer treatment and recovery has made Beacon Cancer Care one of the best options for cancer patients in Coeur d’Alene. Here’s what makes us different.
A Team of Experts
Because breast cancer takes many forms, it is important to have a variety of perspectives for treatment. We take a holistic approach to your treatment, offering a team with diverse, specialized backgrounds to provide precise, personalized treatment. Our physicians, Dr. David Bartels and Dr. Danko Martincic, have extensive knowledge of the most cutting-edge breast cancer therapies, and they work closely with the area’s leading radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, and plastic surgeons to help patients achieve optimal results.
Our doctors, advanced practice providers, and our wide network of strategic partners are all dedicated to working as a team to help you combat your cancer.
The Latest Treatments
Surgery is a common step in treating breast cancer. However, depending upon the type of cancer, other therapies such as radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, or a combination of treatments, may be part of your plan. For example, a doctor may recommend chemotherapy prior to surgery to reduce the size of a tumor or to prevent the cancer from spreading. Sometimes, therapy methods may be recommended after surgery to keep cancer from coming back.
At Beacon, we are constantly on the lookout for new treatments that can benefit our patients. For instance, the FDA approved several new drugs last year to treat HR-positive breast cancer that work in tandem with hormone therapy to prevent cancer from returning. Patients with HER2-positive breast cancers can also benefit from new treatments, which have shown success in preventing relapses and keeping patients healthier for longer. In addition, at Beacon, we demonstrate our commitment to the eradication of breast cancer by participating in clinical trials. Depending upon how these trials are structured, patients who are eligible to participate may be able to obtain innovative treatments free of charge.
Focused on the Community
With a focus on community, at Beacon, we love our home in north Idaho and work closely with other local businesses and medical providers. Our location in the Chinook Medical Building was selected specifically because it would make it easier for patients to coordinate and receive all aspects of their care, such as imaging and surgery, and to be in close proximity to other leading medical experts in our community. This helps breast cancer patients save precious time and energy when undergoing all the medical procedures that accompany treatment.
Holistic Intervention for Better Outcomes
We firmly believe that a holistic approach is necessary for recovery. We offer dietary and nutrition consulting, and will take whatever steps we can to make your experience at Beacon better, including bringing in certified therapy animals to brighten your day.
For more information about our treatment options, contact Beacon today to schedule an appointment.