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Breast Cancer Experts

World-class cancer care

Sparrow Health System has built a state-of-the-art cancer center with the most cutting-edge cancer technology available.

The Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center provides leading edge medicine close to home at the flagship oncology center in Lansing and at community hospitals throughout the region. Our highly skilled experts are dedicated to your cancer journey. With the most comprehensive cancer care in Mid-Michigan, you can receive the best possible care close to home at Sparrow. Through multidisciplinary programs, we offer coordinated care to those who have been diagnosed with all types of cancer.

Our multidisciplinary programs reduce the time between cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, ensuring that you are equipped with the best treatment plan possible.

Breast Cancer Program

The breast cancer program offers a multidisciplinary team approach to help women learn about breast cancer and to make informed decisions about a breast cancer treatment that is best for them.

You will meet a multidisciplinary team of specialists, who then meet with other health professionals to determine an individualized cancer plan. A radiologist reviews your mammograms and a pathologist reviews the biopsy slides taken of the cancer. Using all available information, the team makes a recommendation for treatment, which is presented to you before leaving the center.

Sparrow also has a certified breast care nurse navigator who provides education and support for all breast cancer patients and their families. This service ensures that questions are answered and helps to relieve confusion, fears, and anxiety. The navigator also helps facilitate referrals to community resources and providers.

Sparrow’s breast cancer program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) following a rigorous evaluation of the clinic’s performance in over 30 indicators of quality patient care.

Meet the Highly Skilled Breast Cancer Team

Medical Oncology

Heidi Egloff, MD
Medical Oncology
Heidi Egloff, MD

Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

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Brittani Thomas, DO
Medical Oncology
Brittani J. Thomas, DO

Specialties: Hematology/Oncology

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Radiation Oncology

Luciano DiCarlo, DO
Radiation Oncology
Luciano M. DiCarlo, DO

Specialties: Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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James Herman, MD
Radiation Oncology
James Herman, MD

Specialties: Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Nathan D. Jones, DO
Radiation Oncology
Nathan D. Jones, DO

Specialties: Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Surgical Oncology

Shahrzad Brown, MD
Surgical Oncology
Shahrzad Brown, MD

Specialties: General Surgery

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Thais Fortes, MD
Surgical Oncology
Thais A. Fortes, MD

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nurse Navigator

Sharon Cosgrove, RN
Nurse Navigator
Sharon Cosgrove, BSN, RN, OCN

Specialties: Provide education, support for patients and families, and facilitate referrals to community resources and providers.

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The best technology to help you heal

When choosing a cancer care center, a dedicated and highly-experienced team of oncology specialists should come first -- and you’ll find that at Sparrow. You’ll also find impressive amenities and the most advanced therapeutic technology in Mid-Michigan.

For example, Sparrow is one of just 13 hospitals nationwide to deploy the ViewRay MRIdian Linac, a best-in-class MRI-guided radiation therapy system. The ViewRay can simultaneously provide imaging and treatment, allowing technicians to target radiation therapy much more effectively.

The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center’s 40 infusion bays are designed with a peaceful experience in mind; the custom recliners overlook a green roof.

Everything about our facilities is designed to make you feel as comfortable and well-cared-for as possible, so you can focus your energy on your survivorship.

Clinical Services

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Preventative testing
Sparrow Breast Health

At the Sparrow Breast Center, we provide comprehensive breast imaging services for everything from routine screening and diagnostic evaluations, to an array of breast health procedures, such as ultrasound and biopsy services.

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Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment
Breast Cancer Overview

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it's far more common in women.

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