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Old 23.06.2011, 14:30
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University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG)'s Center of the breast

The university Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) inaugurated their Center of the breast on Wednesday morning.
Objective: gather the skills of about twenty specialists in a single place - two floors of the Maternity -
to improve the screening and the treatment of the breast cancer.

In 2010, the HUG welcomed half of 500 cases of breast cancer detected in Geneva.
If the canton knows Swiss's most important prevalence rate, the rate of survival is also most brought up to it of the country.
" The mortality decreases even more in the countries where there are multidisciplinary centres ", indicated the director of
the Genevan center, the professor Monica Castiglione-Gertsch.

Grouping of skills

The HUG introduced a consultation specialized in the breast cancer in the 2000s.
The opening of this center, the 28th of the kind(genre) inSwitzerland, allows them to cross an additional step
by grouping together the skills in gynaecology, genetics, oncology, plastic surgery, physiotherapy Radiation oncology, psychiatry
and nurse specialized, in particular, around the patients.

Besides the multidisciplinarité and the coordination of the care, the Center of the breast also aims at the clinical research and
at the education, to refine the diagnosis and the therapeutic approach. " It is necessary to speak about breast cancers because
there are tens of different diseases ", underlined professor Pierre-Yves Dietrich, director of the Center of oncology of the HUG.

And to remind that the breast cancer is the most common at the woman's, even if it is not the one which kills most. "
It is rarely about a medical urgency but always about a psychological and social urgency. Our objective is to make of the
Center of the breast a Swiss and world reference center ", he specified. Other centres, in particular in cardiology,
should be born in the HUG.

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Does anyone know of a multidisciplinary center in Zürich or Luzern?
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There are centers in both Zurich and Luzern

www.brust-zentrum.ch/ (In Zurich)

http://www.dasbrustzentrum.ch/ (in Luzern)

I believe the Kantonal Hospital in Aargau also has such a center

I've received my care at the Lindenhofspital in Bern - it is a breast center, but perhaps not designated as multidisciplinary - it's well integrated, and my doctors have all worked together very well, and I can highly recommend them.

I don't doubt that any of these other places are also quite good.

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I have been very recently treated at the Brust Zentrum in Zürich and I would definitely recommend it. They do routine check-ups as well as in depth analyses (as was my case) and even surgery. I found them to be extremely reassuring (because, let's face it, in some cases a smile and a "everything is going to be fine" attitude can make the biggest difference), very skilled and they could all speak very good English, which was a plus.
Hope this is helpful to someone.

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