Space is tight in one-stop-shop for breast cancer diagnosis (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

A tight-knit clinic at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital plans to renovate its small space to better serve women with breast cancer diagnoses. “That's the dilemma: when we have two surgeons here working together, then the diagnostic doctors are here, we are really running out of space,” said Imelda Villeneuve, the nurse navigator at Providence Health Care Breast Centre.

She hopes to open three new private consulting rooms, a plan motivated by care for patients and their emotional needs.

“The minute that the patient is being referred to the breast centre, they are already all frantic. They think they already have breast cancer.”

Agnieszka Krawczynski reports

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