breast cancer care


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.

South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers

Methodist Healthcare's preferred imaging parter is STRIC they have multiple locations through out San Antonio. They provide a high level of personal care and strive to ensure a continuity in the patient experience which is part of the Methodist Healthcare system mission for providing the highest level of patient satisfaction in care.

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, Certified Genetic Counselor

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.

Aracelli Burell

“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

Genny Small

“My faith in God is what has sustained me.”

Genny's Story

Lisa Gonzales-Ortiz

“I am determined to do whatever it takes to live for my daughters and husband”

Lisa's Story

Sheri Camargo

“This year will be the year I beat cancer.”

Sheri's Story

Jen Reynolds

“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

Tammy Chapman

“It’s important to remember that you are a person, not just a cancer patient.”

Tammy's Story

Veronica Cervantes

“It’s important to just take it one day at a time and stay positive about it.”

Veronica's Story

Korono Avalos

“My kids are giving me the power to beat this and to tell cancer that it is not going to win.”

Korono's Story

Frances McLaughlin

“Be diligent with your self-exams and mammograms.”

Frances's Story

Breast Cancer Resources from Your Navigators