The Breast Cancer Team at Sacred Heart Cancer Center incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. Our team of specialists meets regularly to discuss your care together resulting in excellent coordinated care for you.
|(seated, L-R) Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg, Medical Oncologist; Dr. Chi Kim Nguyen, Pathologist; and Dr. Michael Caluda, Surgeon; (standing, L-R) Dr. Kurt Stockamp, Surgeon; Dr. Tarek Eldawy, Medical Oncologist; Dr. Yazan Alsayed, Medical Oncologist; Patti Dye, RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator; Dr. Robert Nusbaum, Radiology; Dr. James Watkins, Medical Oncologist; Dr. Ludovic Lasquety, Surgeon; and Dr. Dany El-Sayah, Medical Oncologist.
Meet Our Patient Navigator
Jocelyn Longo, RN, CN-B, is the Certified Breast Patient Navigator at the Ann Baroco Center for Breast Health. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, Jocelyn is present at that critical moment to be the emotional support she needs when she first hears that she has cancer. Jocelyn then accompanies the patient on the journey through treatment to recovery. Jocelyn coordinates all of the patient’s care, including doctors’ appointments, tests, surgery and other treatment modalities, education and support to ensure an optimum patient experience and a smooth continuum of care. The Patient Navigator program helps significantly decrease the time from diagnosis to treatment. Jocelyn may be reached at 850-416-2398.
Ann L. Baroco Center
The Ann L. Baroco Center at Sacred Heart is dedicated to the detection of breast cancer and provides on-site breast cancer screenings and evaluation for women of all ages. From cancer support groups and state-of-the-art imaging to the latest biopsy techniques and treatments, patients receive the very best of care.
Woman2Woman Support Group
This support group is open to Breast and Gynecological cancer patients and their family members. The focus of the group is to provide support and education to address the special needs of women coping with this cancer diagnosis. For more information, call (850) 416-2679.
- When: 3rd Thursday of each month - 5:30-6:30pm
- Where: Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Airport - 1st Floor Resource Room
Social Work Services
We realize a diagnosis of cancer can be very stressful. We provide social workers who can help you through this time as well as provide referral to support services in our community. For more information, call (850) 416-2770.
Chemotherapy Orientation Class
This class provides an overview of what to expect during treatment and the various side effects associated with treatment. We want you and your family to be active participants in your treatments. Your doctors and nurses will also always be available to answer your questions.
- When: Every Tuesday at 2pm and every Thursday at 10am
- Where: Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Airport - 3rd Floor, Conference Room A
Genetic counseling is defined as the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Individuals are considered to be candidates for cancer risk assessment if they have a personal and/or family history (maternal or paternal lineage) with features suggestive of hereditary cancer. Criteria has been published to help identify 'at risk' families who may benefit from a referral to genetic counseling. Read more about genetic counseling.
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation is proud to have a certified lymphedema specialist at our location in Pensacola who has advanced training and expertise in dealing with this condition.
Read more about our Lymphedema Services.
Sacred Heart Hospital's Cancer Center is currently participating in a number of research studies, also known as clinical trials. Clinical trials test new treatments for cancer through research studies using a limited number of patients.
Look Good…Feel Better
Look Good...Feel Betteris a program of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and is held regularly at the Sacred Heart Cancer Center. This program provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer. This training includes hands-on instruction on makeup, skin care, and suggestions for using wigs, turbans and scarves. It also includes tips on nail care while undergoing treatment. Cosmetic kits are provided for your personal makeover. This program is free of charge and facilitated by trained, licensed cosmetologists- all ACS volunteers. Please call the ACS at 1-800-227-2345.
Breast Cancer Tumor Board
Our Breast Cancer team meets together to discuss patient care. They review radiology exams, pathology results and determine the best treatment based on national standards of care.
American Cancer Society Gift Closet
The ACS gift closet is available in the Patient Services area on the first floor of the Cancer Center. Trained volunteers are always present to assist patients in this area. The American Cancer Society provides new wigs, both human and synthetic hair, for our patients. Donations of new hats and various types of turbans are accepted from many members of area churches and also from employees of Sacred Heart Health System. All patients in the Pensacola area may visit the “closet” and choose a new wig and a few hats or turbans to assist them along their cancer journey.
Education Resource Room
The education resource area is located on the first floor of the Cancer Center. It contains free brochures, books and information on cancer and cancer related topics. The resource area is open to cancer patients, their family members and friends. A computer with complimentary internet access is also available for use. If specific educational materials are needed and cannot be found, please call Linda Wall RN at 416-2769 for assistance.
Sacred Heart’s Rehabilitation Services are there for you when you need it most to help you overcome a variety of illnesses and injuries that may be holding you back in life.