A Focus on Breast Health


Flagler Hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation challenges breast cancer centers to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.

Flagler Hospital's Breast Health program offers some of the industry's most advanced early detection technology, including digital mammography, ultrasound and breast MRI. A comprehensive team of technologists, radiologists and pathologists work together to identify breast cancer at the earliest possible stage, including pre-cancerous activity.

Once a diagnosis is made, the hospital provides a breast cancer nurse navigator who works individually with each patient to take the complex journey of breast cancer treatment and surround the experience with compassionate, knowledgeable, respectful support - from helping patients understand the treatment options provided by physicians, to communicating with family members and attending surgical consultations.

The Flagler Hospital breast health program also facilitates bimonthly interdisciplinary breast cancer conferences. Every newly-diagnosed breast cancer case is presented to a panel of physicians and other members of the breast care team for review of pathology and radiology images and discussion of staging and treatment guidelines.

Medical Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgeons, specially trained nurses, radiology technologists and staff in our Cancer Education &Support Center all work together to help patients heal the mind, body and spirit through advanced diagnosis, treatment options, support groups and wellness offerings.

Early Detection

Flagler Imaging Center offers digital mammography, which captures images of the breast using low doses of radiation.

Our digital Senographe Essential offers the largest field of view available in mammography today, which means that virtually any woman - from petite to full figured - can be scanned in a single exposure per view. During reading, the Radiologist is able to change the magnification, orientation, brightness, and contrast of these images.

Services offered by the mammography department include screening and digital mammograms, as well as needle localizations for breast biopsies.

Breast Cancer Patient Navigation

Flagler Hospital's patient navigator program has been designed to help patients move through the process of breast cancer all the way through diagnosis, surgery, treatment and recovery. Your Navigator will answer any questions which might arise, discuss test results and recommended treatments, serve as your advisor and advocate, and help coordinate your personalized care plan the importance of this role is best expressed through the words of a patient.‚Äč "Being away from home was particularly frightening, while also knowing the serious possibilities that could have occurred. Flagler's navigator was informative, caring, and showed empathy to my situation. She listened to my fears and helped so much... "

Cancer Education & Support Center

This center houses a resource library for the community that is home to books and journals, Internet access stations, and an information desk with educational materials to make the experience for patients diagnosed with cancer as easy and informative as possible. The Education & Support Center works closely with numerous organizations dedicated to education, research and support for cancer patients