Erasme Hospital Free University of Brussels
- 150 New breast cancer cases treated per year
- 9 Breast multidisciplinarity team members
Clinical Director: Philippe Simon, MD, PhD
The Breast Unit of our academic hospital covers the whole spectrum of breast diseases. We provide care for benign diseases as well as for all stages of breast cancer. We take part in the national breast cancer screening program, support and provide public education and strongly emphasize and support continuous education of our own team. We perform all diagnostic interventions with all imaging modalities. We work in perfect cooperation among the departments of haematology/oncology, pathology, radiation therapy and psychotherapy/psychosomatic medicine. There are interdisciplinary meetings held at least once a week concerning diagnostic procedures, surgical approaches, presentation of pathological results and further post-operative management in terms of, e.g. chemotherapy or radiation therapy for breast cancer patients (interdisciplinary tumour conference). Patient support is granted by one breast-care nurse and one clinical psychologist. Physiotherapy and lymph-oedema treatment are available for all our patients, and palliative care is well established.