The breast health program at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) is designed to provide women with a comprehensive overview, diagnosis, and treatment plan of breast health issues, including breast cancer. Our team is comprised of surgeons, radiologists, certified mammographers, nurses, and certified breast health navigators that combine the use of advanced technologies with information from reliable, trusted sources to help women on their journey through their diagnosis.
From diagnosis to recovery, our breast health team is with each patient through every aspect of their journey, and beyond. For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery is often the primary treatment for the removal of the cancerous area. At WCCH, our surgical team is well equipped to perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including:
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Partial mastectomy
- Total mastectomy
Breast Health Navigation
WCCH also offers a variety of cancer support services to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and their families, including care management assistance through WCCH’s breast health navigation program – the first program in the area to have individuals certified in breast health navigation – as well as first to develop a "Fast Track" process in the area. The Fast Track program accelerates patients with an abnormal mammogram screening to the next step of a medical plan. Breast health navigators are dedicated to saving lives by ensuring all patients who have a suspicious finding receive resolution through timely diagnosis and treatment, eliminating barriers to care, assisting with follow-up appointments, and ensuring each patient efficiently moves through the care delivery system. Patient navigation begins with the discovery of an abnormality and continues through diagnosis and treatment. Our "Pink Crusade" Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month - visit our calendar of events for more information.
Ambulatory Preadmissions Treatment Center
The WCCH Ambulatory Preadmissions Treatment Center serves as a cornerstone of cancer care in the Southwest Louisiana area. Individuals receiving a diagnosis of cancer are provided an avenue by which to receive treatment at WCCH in a convenient, outpatient setting. The Center is staffed with clinical practitioners that provide many outpatient treatment services, as well as the following cancer services:
- Infusion Therapy
For more information on the breast health program at WCCH, please call (337) 528-7320.