Hospital Espirito Santo Evora
- 150 New breast cancer cases treated per year
- 13 Breast multidisciplinarity team members
Clinical Director: Jorge Caravana, MD
UMAlentejo is the breast unit of Central Alentejo, a Southern region of Portugal, being Évora its capital. The purpose of this multidisciplinary breast unit is to offer adequate and individualized treatment to women living in this region, who suffers from breast disease. This Unit has written working protocols, so that every patient can benefit from the existing equipment and technology in our hospital/unit and, when needed (lack of geneticist, nuclear medicine service and reproductive and fertility service), we send our patients to other institutions with which we have collaborating protocols. We are a multidisciplinary team actively involved in the treatment of breast cancer; we have a multidisciplinary meeting that occurs every Thursday to discuss all clinical cases and to debate problems related to our patients strategy treatment plan. Our goal is to treat patients according to international guidelines, to establish plan treatments tailored to each patient and to involve the patient in the decision making process. We are able to offer our patients what we consider the standard of care with very good results and a close and personalized contact.