The Breast Care Center has proudly served the Cedar Valley and surrounding areas since 2003. It was developed by Dr Douglas Duven with input by community members. We were the first and still are, the only Breast Care Center in the Cedar Valley with a surgeon designating 100% of his practice to breast care. Dr Jayson Gesme took over the practice in late 2016. Theresa Borcherding, ARNP has joined the Breast Care Center, providing high risk assessments, risk reduction options and routine breast care follow-up.
Breast Cancer Treatment is not one size fits all!! There are the different kinds of breast cancer, different grades (rates of growth), with varying characteristics. These will be explained by your surgeon and nurses. Depending on your specific situation – surgery may be first, but sometimes medical oncology treatments are first (chemotherapy, hormone therapy), followed by surgery. Radiation is used in some circumstances.
A primary care referral is not required, unless your specific insurance requires it.