Dr. Calhoun is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and a dedicated breast surgery specialist. She sees…
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Patient Care Philosophy
The surgical treatment of breast diseases has changed dramatically during the last quarter century. For breast cancer patients, breast preservation therapy is often a viable alternative to mastectomy, while sentinel lymph node biopsy has replaced total lymph node removal in all but a minority of women. The number of treatment options, however, can sometimes seem overwhelming when faced with a new cancer diagnosis.
As your surgeon, and an integral member of your multidisciplinary treatment team, it is my goal to help you decide on the surgical approach which is most suitable for you and your lifestyle. Together, we will discuss all of your options and design the plan which works best for you as an individual.
My hope is the same for every patient, whether she has a benign fibroadenoma or an invasive breast cancer. If each individual understands not only what course of action is being pursued, but more importantly, why it is being recommended, then I have accomplished my goal.
Walking, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Evaluation and treatment of benign breast conditions (including but not limited to fibroadenoma, phyllodes tumors, atypical ductal and lobular hyperplasias); lobular carcinoma in situ; nipple discharge; prophylactic surgery for high-risk patients.
The evaluation and treatment of all forms of malignant breast conditions, from ductal carcinoma in situ up to, and including, node positive invasive breast cancer.
Lobular neoplasias; sentinel node biopsy; breast cancer and pregnancy; collaborative research with breast radiology, pathology and plastic surgery; oncoplastic lumpectomy techniques and outcomes; surgical education.
|Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine||Medical education||1998
|John Wayne Cancer Institute||Fellowship||
|Oregon Health & Science University||Internship||
|Oregon Health & Science University||Residency||
|American Board of Surgery||General Surgery||2005