The Methodist Healthcare Cancer Network treats more patients with breast cancer than any other hospital system in the greater San Antonio area.
You are Not Alone
A breast cancer diagnosis can be confusing, but you don't have to navigate it alone. We have dedicated oncology nurse navigators who will help you overcome barriers and coordinate care with the entire breast cancer treatment team. Your navigator will guide and support you and your family through the many challenges of breast cancer, and will meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs with compassion.
About Methodist Breast Cancer Care
We begin the breast cancer treatment process by finding the right diagnosis with fellowship-trained pathologists and radiologists. In addition, the highly trained treatment team including medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons, work together to provide comprehensive, individualized cancer care. Our affiliated physicians are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy or Lumpectomy
Talk to your nurse navigator about breast reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Several options are available including procedures that recreate the nipple and areola. The Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap technique is an advanced reconstructive procedure by which surgeons use the patient’s own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct breast after a mastectomy. With DIEP Flap, patients experience faster recovery and a lower risk of complications than many other reconstructive techniques.
Your genetic makeup can impact your treatment plan. Our Certified Genetic Counselor, Christi Arreguin, CGC, is here to help you understand your genetic risk.
Christi Arreguin, CGC
Christi Arreguin received her Master’s in Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas and is certified in genetic counseling through the American Board of Genetic Counselors. Christi is a strong advocate for educating patients, providing service to the community and working with healthcare professionals to obtain optimal healthcare. She is leading the effort to provide genetic services to the cancer network within the Methodist Healthcare System.
Methodist Healthcare is proud to share these brave women’s breast cancer survival stories and hope they inspire our current oncology patients to not just fight, but to thrive.
“I never thought that I would have cancer. Nobody in my family has had it. You get the news; you cry. Once that’s done, you pick yourself up and move on.”Aracelli's Story
“My faith in God is what has sustained me.”Genny's Story
“I am determined to do whatever it takes to live for my daughters and husband”Lisa's Story
“This year will be the year I beat cancer.”Sheri's Story
“Having breast cancer has really given me a passion for reaching out to young women who think this Will never happen to them.”Jen's Story
“It’s important to remember that you are a person, not just a cancer patient.”Tammy's Story
“It’s important to just take it one day at a time and stay positive about it.”Veronica's Story
“My kids are giving me the power to beat this and to tell cancer that it is not going to win.”Korono's Story
“Be diligent with your self-exams and mammograms.”Frances's Story
Breast Cancer Resources from Your Navigators
Resources from Navigators
- Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
- Alamo City Cancer Council
- American Cancer Society
- Methodist Healthcare Ministries
- Overcomers: Daughters of the King of Kings
- SLEW Wellness Clinic
- Susan G Komen
- Thrive Well