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The Breakfast Club, Inc., an African American breast cancer support group founded in 1997 by St. Louisian and breast cancer survivor Sherrill Jackson. The Breakfast Club Inc. (BCI) began as a breast cancer support group serving primarily African American women residing in North St. Louis City and County. Over the years other programs have been implemented and the mission has broadened. Current mission is:To impact the St. Louis Metropolitan community through education, awareness, resources and support concerning breast health, breast cancer and breast cancer prevention and screening.
The Breakfast Club Inc. Goals are:
- To increase the rate of mammography screening, clinical breast exams and breast self-awareness among African American women residing in North St. Louis City and County.
- To decrease the incidence of late stage breast cancer in the target population.
- To increase the availability of breast cancer information, resources, navigation assistance and support to under-served women in the St. Louis community.
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes – Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is committed to early detection of breast cancer through mammography and other screening methods.At Siteman, a dedicated team of Washington University radiologists and radiology technologists who specialize in mammography interpret more than 50,000 exams every year. That’s all they do, all day, every day. They are mammography experts with the skill, expertise and experience to make a difference.Their expertise and experience means clear images the first time and every time.
At the SITEMAN CANCER CENTER we have a full array of all-digital breast imaging services including:
- 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis)• Diagnostic mammograms
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRISchedule your Siteman mammogram today at one of our four Siteman Mammography Centers by calling 800-600-3606 or visit us online at sitemanmammogram.wustl.edu.
THE JOANNE KNIGHT BREAST HEALTH CENTERSuite 5D, 4921 Parkview PlSt Louis, MO 63110BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL969 N Mason RdCreve Coeur, MO 63141HIGHLANDS MEDICAL BUILDING1110 Highlands Plaza Dr ESt. Louis, MO 63110ENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE – SOUTH COUNTY5201 Midamerica plazaSuite 1600St. Louis, MO 63129MAMMOGRAPHY VAN800-600-3606
The Mercy Breast Center is devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments. We ensure the most thorough assessment, plus the convenience and peace-of-mind of coordinated care for diagnosis, treatment and counseling. On-site capabilities and services include screening and diagnostics in digital mammography, breast ultrasounds, stereotactic and ultrasound guided core biopsies, needle localizations, MRIs, mobile mammogrpahy services and education and support. The Breast Center is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence recognized by the American College of Radiology.
Gateway to Hope is a breast cancer lifeline. Its mission is to secure comprehensive care and provide financial assistance for individuals in need diagnosed with or at high risk for developing breast cancer. Gateway to Hope began as a small team of volunteers working to provide donated healthcare and services to women in need. Today, those volunteers have become full-time staff members, and its original services have expanded far beyond just medical services.
Gateway to Hope's services today include the Insurance Premium Program (IPP), Thelma's Gift Fund (TGF), and assistance with community resources. IPP is a privately funded program that pays health insurance premiums for Missouri and Illinois residents undergoing treatment and reconstruction. TGF helps patients with financial stresses caused by the inability to earn income during breast cancer treatment. The funds assist with items such a rent or mortgage payment, gas cards for transportation to and from treatments, utilities, prescription medications, and compression garments. Lastly, Gateway to Hope's clinical staff can identify and make recommendations for resources available in the community for patients who do not meet the criteria for assistance from Gateway to Hope.
Gateway to Hope was founded in 2005 by Dr. David Caplin, a plastic/reconstructive surgeon, and Dr. Marlys Schuh, an oncologic breast surgeon. Since that time the organization has assisted over 1000 women during their treatment process.
SSM Breast Care & Rosetta Boyce Kyles Women's Pavilion at St. Mary's Health Center provide a full range of specialized services and a comprehensive approach to women’s health care. In addition, SSM Health St. Mary’s serves as the clinical site for St. Louis University, which provides our patients with access to OB/GYN specialists who are recognized experts in their field. Our comprehensive women’s health services include, but are not limited to the following:
Maternal care –SSM Health St. Mary’s is a recognized leader in obstetrical care for women with high-risk conditions during pregnancy. As a community hospital, we also provide a high touch approach to maternity care, including access to midwifery services, which allow women to design the birth experience that best meets their expectations.
Gynecologic services - Including specialization in gynecologic cancers, diagnosis and treatment for pelvic pain, vulvar problems and other conditions unique to women.
Breast care services - Ranging from screening mammography to diagnosis and treatment of complex breast disease.
Behavioral health - Including our MOMS Line, a peer-supported help line for pregnant and new moms who are experiencing the “baby blues,” postpartum depression and anxiety disorders; and even services for mothers-to-be who are addicted to opioid drugs (WISH Center). The WISH Center is the only program of its kind in the region with a team of multidisciplinary providers including maternal fetal medicine specialists, specially trained nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, nurse coordinators and a dedicated obstetrics pharmacist. The team coordinates with behavioral medicine therapists to help women overcome opioid addiction and deliver healthy babies.