What to Expect from Your Sanford Breast Cancer Team Pt 2 withJesse Dirksen, M.D. and Heather Karu, M.D.
Jesse Dirksen, M.D., a Sanford breast cancer surgeon and Heather Karu, M.D., a Sanford plastic surgeon, talk about what patients can expect from their Sanford Health breast cancer team. The weekly breast conference meeting that involves more than 15 cancer specialists allows physicians to create a Plan A and a Plan B for each breast cancer patient. Physicians in multiple specialties review the breast cancer diagnosis and form a consensus around what treatment plan to recommend to the patient. The nurse navigator assigned to each patient also attends and is a resource for the patient during the entire breast cancer journey to provide clarification and support. It’s Sanford Health’s breast cancer team’s goal to ensure that patients never feel alone on their journey and that they have the support and medical expertise needed at every step.