Dedicated to Breast Health
The Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth offers comprehensive, compassionate breast services on one campus for those diagnosed with breast cancer in Tarrant County and surrounding areas.
Our breast specialists offer coordinated breast cancer care to better serve men and women newly diagnosed, in the midst of treatments or living as a breast cancer survivor.
Located on the Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth campus, the "center without walls" brings together nurse navigation, tumor conferences, counseling, social support, and breast wellness and education.
Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has received the Commission on Cancer accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. The program sets quality of care standards for cancer programs and reviews programs to ensure they conform to their high standards.
No Fee for Patient Navigation Services, Support
Patient navigation is available to all patients regardless of where they receive their direct medical services. The role of the navigator is to help patients understand their diagnosis and coordinate their care and treatment services. There is no fee for patient navigation, social services or related support programs.
Breast Health Education
An informed patient is a prepared patient. To help educate patients about the different types of breast cancer, the Center offers a well-stocked library, computer stations with prescreened websites and ongoing educational classes. The nurse navigator also provides one-on-one education for patients and their families.
Social work makes important contributions across the cancer continuum from prevention, detection and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. The Center social worker optimizes quality of life and quality of care for those impacted by breast cancer by helping to identify and mobilize resources, link patients to community resources, assist with alleviating stressors, and support coping strategies. These services are provided free of charge.
Patient and Family Support Groups
According to researchers, women who attended breast cancer support groups showed improvement by reporting lower levels of stress and anxiety and improved feelings of support. The Breast Center offers support groups to strengthen the body, mind and emotions, as well as a group meeting room designed for comfort and privacy.
For more information about our services, call 817.922.2223.
Demonstrating A Firm Commitment To Our Patients Through Full Accreditation
Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
View the NAPBC Annual Report
Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Helping You Navigate the Journey Through Breast Cancer, One Step At a Time
Our Breast Health Nurse Navigator is a registered nurse, trained in breast cancer care, who guides and supports patients through the many challenges of breast cancer.
The goal of the Breast Health Nurse Navigator is to ease the burden on patients and their loved ones and to help coordinate the efforts of the medical team when needed.
In this role, the nurse navigator will provide assistance with the following:
- Understanding your diagnosis and available treatment options
- Voicing any questions or concerns with your doctors and other health care team members
- Finding transportation to your appointments, if necessary
- Understanding your medications
- Exploring any work-related or financial concerns you may have and connect you to appropriate resources
- Providing post-operative camisoles for drain management
- Providing Reach to Recovery® visit and supplies
- Providing educational materials
- Providing support for the patient and loved ones throughout diagnosis and treatment
For more information about the Breast Health Nurse Navigation Program, please call 817.922.2223.