Published by: Moultrie News
Right in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breast Place is celebrating six years of helping women navigate their breast cancer treatment. To date, The Breast Place has treated over 6,000 patients, a major milestone for the company.
Serving as the only female-founded breast health facility in the state of South Carolina, The Breast Place offers same-day appointments and services throughout Greater Charleston, including North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and West Ashley.
"Women are often too busy working and taking care of their families to take immediate action when they detect abnormal tissue or a lump in their breast," said Dr. Jennifer Beatty, founder of The Breast Place. "Our goal is to make it easier for women to get access to quality treatment so they can take care of themselves as well."
Coinciding with the last week of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Jennifer Beatty and Dr. Jennifer Fiorini, owners of and breast cancer surgeons at The Breast Place, will speak to groups throughout Charleston to generate awareness and educate women on the importance of being proactive with their breast care - offering much needed information on the best steps women can take before and after a diagnosis.
"We want women to know as much as about their treatment options as they do about early detection," said Dr. Fiorini. "The breast cancer death rate is on the decline but it's still the second-leading cause of cancer death. The more informed patients are, the more likely they are to act and increase their chances of survivorship."
Dr. Jennifer Beatty, Dr. Jennifer Fiorini, and Maureen Murphy, PA-C created a YouTube channel to share cutting edge breast health information with all of you!
Seabrook Island community recognizes The Breast Place's contribution to breast heatlh care at Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic
"The work of Wanda Weart and Sue Trent, along with referring physician Dr. Jennifer Beatty and the breast health navigator at RSFH, has changed the lives of hundreds of people. In 2014, they helped 155 women obtain screening mammograms. They tracked 34 women who were considered at high risk, even though some of them were no longer their patients. They provided 100% follow up care for every single abnormal result.
The heroes and heroines of this world are not the ones who draw attention to themselves and to all they have done. They are people like Wanda Weart, Sue Trent and Dr. Jennifer Beatty who perform miracles by simply paying attention to the details and doing their jobs everyday to the very best of their abilities."
- Barbara Burgess
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Maureen is our newest member to The Breast Place. She has been a certified Physician Assistant for the past five years and is committed to excellent patient care through evidence-based medicine and a desire to treat overall patient needs.
Before joining The Breast Place, Maureen practiced Interventional Radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She specialized in placing vascular access devices for patients with various needs to include breast malignancies.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Maureen graduated from Penn State University and earned her PA degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
During PA school, Maureen was chosen as 1 of 3 students to volunteer in a medical mission after the earthquake in Haiti. She was also a volunteer for habitat for humanity after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and is relentless in her efforts to assist those in need of care and assistance.
Maureen is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also an active member in the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Maureen is excited to join our team and focus on the overall care and well being of our patients here. Maureen was recently married and looks forward to building her career and life, here in Charleston, SC and The Breast Place.
The Breast Place has participated in the NBRST study of breast cancer molecular subtyping. This technology allows the treatment team to better understand the type of tumor a woman has so that her care plan can be customized for her, including aggressive interventions when needed, and avoiding any unnecessary medications that would not be effective.
Dr Beatty and Dr Fiorini are proud to be the lead enrolling site in this groundbreaking study, and wish to thank our patients who have agreed to participate. Please read on to see the results published so far. Additional publications are expected as the follow up data for our patients are collected.
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When Summer Flynn felt a large lump in her breast earlier this year, she insists she wasn't worried. "I was not at all concerned. I had no family history and I was nursing, which is typically supposed to lower your risk of breast cancer," the 37-year-old said. But the 3.8 centimeter tumor wasn't some breastfeeding abnormality after all. The lump tested positive for cancer in March...Read entire article: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141124/PC1211/141129674/100
The Breast Place is proud to announce that they now have 3 locations to better serve the patients of Charleston and the surrounding area. The main office remains inside of the Charleston Cancer Center at 2910 Tricom Street, Suite 201, Charleston, SC 29406 which is right next to Trident Hospital. The other locations include East Cooper Hospital in Mt. Pleasant and Roper St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley, SC. Call our office to schedule an appointment at any of our offices 843-797-1941.