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News - June 29, 2011

Sequoia Hospital opens treatment center

Sequoia Hospital has opened a Breast and Diagnostic Center at 2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 100, behind the main hospital building in Redwood City.

The center has an all-female team, including a new position, the patient navigator.

"The navigator will serve as the patient's personal assistant," said Dr. Lisa Boohar, radiation oncologist and specialist in breast health. "This marks the beginning of a new approach to care delivery."

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will partner with Sequoia Hospital in promoting the importance of breast cancer prevention. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, according to a Sequoia Hospital press release.

To schedule an appointment at the new center, call 367-5536.

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