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Why You Should Receive Care at an NAPBC Center

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a not-for-profit organization that identifies and recognizes breast centers providing high-quality care in the United States. The NAPBC is made up of a group of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and outcomes of women with breast disease.  To earn accreditation, a breast center must meet or exceed the NAPBC quality standards, pass an on-site site visit every three years, and maintain high levels of excellence.

NAPBC-accredited breast centers are leading organizations in their field and are dedicated to providing high-quality care. Women with breast disease/cancer who go to an NAPBC-accredited breast center can expect timely, efficient, compassionate care, from physical examination and treatment to follow-up and survivorship.

NAPBC-accredited centers provide patients with:

  • Comprehensive care, including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A team-approach to breast care in order to provide the best available treatment options
  • Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care

NAPBC-accredited centers provide or have referred services to:

  • Board-certified breast surgeons
  • Board-certified breast radiologists
  • Certified radiology equipment
  • Certified breast diagnostic radiographers (technicians)
  • Board-certified breast pathologists
  • Board-certified medical oncologists
  • Board-certified radiation oncologists
  • Board-certified plastic reconstructive surgical services
  • Patient navigators
  • Board-certified genetic counselors
  • Board-certified psychosocial support professionals
  • Interdisciplinary breast conferences
  • Patient education and support
  • Data management
  • Quality improvement programs
  • Palliative care
  • Research
  • Survivorship programs
  • High-risk clinics 

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