*Corresponding author:Alexandre de Almeida Barra, Department of Breast Surgery of IPSEMG, Member of the Department of Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Propedeutics of the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
Received: December 04, 2018; Published: December 12, 2018
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Breast cancer is the most common neoplasm among women. Worldwide, there will be about 2.1 million newly diagnosed female breast cancer cases in 2018, accounting for almost 1 in 4 cancer cases among women. The disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the vast majority of the countries.
The purpose of this article is to report the positive experience of a multidisciplinary team in the care of women with breast cancer and their family members. Our approach that is part of the Cancer Patient Support Center (CPSC) at the public health (IPSEMG) in Brazil has been developed taking into account a broader concept of health care. We value not only individual dimensions in patient care, but also common ones, we recognize the importance of dealing with non-biological aspects of the disease, such as socioeconomic, political and cultural facets and our service is focused on health promotion rather than merely on curative treatment. Among the advantages of our approach, we highlight the facilitated accessibility to health services, the patient-centered communication and shared decision making, and the strong bonds between health professionals, patients, and family members. As part of CPSC`s activities, we emphasize the services provided by “Aconchego” (“Warmth”), that is our breast cancer support group at public health in Brazil.
Keywords :Breast Cancer; Team; Support GroupIntroduction| Method| Results| Discussion| Conclusion| Acknowledgment| References|