If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you will
have many options to consider and decisions to make. But there is one
thing you won’t have to worry about—where to find the best
possible treatment for your condition.
That’s because the best in today’s breast cancer care is available
right here in Frederick at The Center for Breast Care at FMH Crestwood.
Under the leadership of fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Susan Bahl,
The Center for Breast Care has earned a three-year accreditation from
a prestigious independent review board, the National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This outstanding achievement certifies that
The Center for Breast Care complies with all established treatment standards,
and is committed to offering patients every advantage in their battle
against breast disease.
And most importantly, quality breast care close to home.
“This is an outstanding achievement for FMH and the Center for Breast
Care,” said FMH Oncology Service Line Director Carol Mastalerz.
“Many centers do not achieve accreditation on the first survey.
Dr. Bahl and her team achieved accreditation on their first try. This
is a proud day for FMH and The Center for Breast Care.”
The American Cancer Society estimates that 232,340 patients were diagnosed
with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. In addition,
hundreds of thousands of women will deal with benign breast and require
medical evaluation for treatment options.
One of the most important considerations when choosing a treatment option
is the type and level of accreditation the program has earned. The NAPBC
is a prestigious group of highly experienced representatives from many
different medical disciplines who uphold nationally recognized quality
performance measures for breast cancer treatment, and monitors a program’s
compliance with the highest standards of care for patients with diseases
of the breast.
NAPBC accreditation is only given to those centers that have voluntarily
committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care, and that
undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance. During
the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards
established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the
full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in
the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community
outreach, professional education, and quality improvement
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures women that they will
have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Quality breast care close to home.
Women who choose The Center for Breast Care at FMH Crestwood can rest assured
that they have chosen a treatment program that has demonstrated a firm
commitment to offering patients every advantage in their battle against
The Center for Breast Care is located at FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court,
Suite 110, Frederick, MD 21703. For more information, call 301-418-6611.