When the Diagnosis Is Positive, Baptist Health Cancer Care Has the Experts.
Not every lump or bump is cancer, but when it is, Baptist Health Cancer Care offers a wide range of services from genetic testing and counseling to the most advanced surgical and reconstruction techniques. Clinical trials, rehabilitation and support services for survivors are all part of the comprehensive program.
“Our surgeons are trained in all techniques so that we can do what is best for the patient,” said Jane Mendez, M.D., chief of breast surgery at Miami Cancer Institute. “And, whenever possible, plastic reconstructive surgery is performed at the same time so that there are no delays for the patient.”
Dr. Mendez said patients particularly appreciate that patient navigators are with them throughout their journey and that the Baptist Health Cancer Care team is compassionate and develops a treatment plan specific to the individual. “They also love that services are conveniently located under one roof and that we can connect them to the proper resources from the get-go.”
That expertise and comprehensive approach to care was recognized recently when Baptist Health Cancer Care was named as one of the best cancer programs in the nation, in the top 10 percent for treating the most complex cancer cases based on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
As South Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute matches the care standards with those of the worldrenowned experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The partnership also offers patients access to select clinical trials that originate at Memorial Sloan Kettering, in addition to those available at Baptist Health Cancer Care locations.
“We have made great strides in treating breast cancer, but my message for all women is to stay on top of screenings. Don’t delay your mammogram,” Dr. Mendez said. “We are here for our community and will do everything we can for our patients, no matter where they come from.”
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