The Breast Cancer Care Fund (BCCF) at Florida Hospital Foundation was established to address the availability of diagnostic testing and treatment of breast cancer at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. There is undoubtedly a large population of uninsured and underserved patients in Central Florida and throughout the Nation. Without this fund, thousands of patients risk late stage detection, crippling medical bills and worse- death. This fund has grown to include other areas that enhance the clinical experience at Florida Hospital and the many unique needs of breast cancer survivors in our community. It is allowing Florida Hospital’s world class physicians to offer the latest innovative treatment options through clinical trials and research conducted at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
The funding needs addressed by the BCCF can be categorized in the following areas: Early Detection, High Risk & Genetic Counseling, Treatment, Cancer Research, Community Education & Awareness, and Survivorship.
The Breast Cancer Care Fund was established in 2010 with the start of the Jennie Yoon Buchanan, MD, Fund to provide mammograms for underinsured and underserved patients in our community. Since its inception it has supported 1,573 patients through financial assistance necessary to receive screenings and any additional diagnostic testing to make a breast cancer diagnoses. Of those screened through funding assistance from the BCCF, we have found 47 instances of breast cancer. These patients were offered treatment at Florida Hospital with additional financial assistance through our cancer treatment fund.
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute:
- Sees over 800 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients per year
- Conducts over 74,000 mammograms
- Has three breast care navigators assisting over 800 patients annually
- Has breast diagnostic services at 8 locations and treatment services at 6 locations
- Holds weekly multi-disciplinary breast tumor boards
- Performs over 1,400 breast surgical procedures annually
Today, more than ever, Florida Hospital's programs depend on contributions from our patients and friends. Your gifts can help tremendously in achieving the highest standard of health care. You can rest assured that 100% of each donation received goes directly to the fund or program designated by the donor.
To learn more about the Florida Hospital Foundation or to make an online donation, visit FloridaHospitalFoundation.org.
For questions regarding the Breast Cancer Care Fund or other initiative at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute contact Courtney Staup at 407-303-9410 or Courtney.Staup@flhosp.org.
For questions about financial assitance, please contact our fund coordinator at (407) 303-1488 or FundCoordinator@FLHosp.org.