Arkansas Breast Cancer Specialists Is A Collaborative Effort To Ensure The Most Effective Treatments Are Executed
Arkansas Breast Cancer Specialists (ABCS), based in northwest Arkansas, is a collaborative effort consisting of breast cancer treatment providers. The ABCS meets weekly to review cases of breast cancer in the region and amalgamates to ensure the best treatment option for each patient is executed.
The ABCS is a multidisciplinary approach where all providers involved can rely on each other’s strengths to guarantee that the best approach is taken in each case. The ABCS recently received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
An accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers is only given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance, according to the program’s website. The accreditation challenges breast cancer centers to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs, and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, other than skin cancer, according to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. About 1 in 8 women born in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.
Cancers of major public health relevance such as breast, cervical and colorectal cancer can be cured if detected early and treated adequately, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A mammogram, the screening test for breast cancer, can help detect breast cancer early, according to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.