Breast Cancer Patient and Family Education

Team members of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center offer a variety of educational opportunities for breast cancer patients and their family members. Whether you are interested in learning more about the prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer, have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, or well on your way through the cancer journey, education is available.

Wellness for Women Program

The goal of the Wellness for Women breast cancer prevention program is to find women who are at risk for breast cancer early so diagnosis can be made when the disease is curable.

  • FREE screening mammograms and breast exams for uninsured and under-insured women aged 20 to 39 and over 64, who meet income guidelines
  • Assistance with co-pays and high deductibles for those already insured, including Medicare beneficiaries
  • Patients are referred by physicians, county health departments, family members and friends who have benefited from the service
  • Additional diagnostic testing covered by a special program easily obtained through an application process

To schedule an appointment with the Wellness for Women program, contact:

  • Mattie Fountain, Community Access Worker (English speaking patients)
    410-822-1000, ext. 5206
  • Maria D'Arcy, Community Outreach Worker (Spanish speaking patients)
    410-822-1000, ext. 5486
  • Jane Escher, Case Worker
    410-822-1000, ext. 5485

Transition to Wellness

After completing the treatment phase of the cancer journey, patients embark on a transition to survivorship and wellness. Many breast cancer patients encounter challenges when their contact with their medical team diminishes. The Transition to Wellness program provides valuable information and guidance.

This workshop provides coping tools and information as patients navigate through post-treatment challenges. To assist in the survivorship journey, patients are encouraged to attend the Transition to Wellness workshop - free of charge - which provides the following:

  • Roundtable discussion among breast cancer survivors about the issues they faced in transitioning to wellness and how to overcome those issues.
  • Checklist sharing of key health areas and lifestyle changes that can assist in embracing life as a survivor, improving general health and well-being.
  • Coping tools and information for end of treatment and beginning of life as a breast cancer survivor.
  • Wellness demonstrations showcasing new ways to incorporate lifestyle changes following cancer treatment. Practitioners include nutritionists, fitness and stress management experts and a wide variety of revolving wellness professionals.

To learn more about the Transition to Wellness program, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.