Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care (ECBC)
Personalized and Compassionate
For those who are at high risk for or diagnosed with breast cancer, and upon physician referral, Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care (ECBC) offers the services provided by the Enloe Regional Cancer Center’s full range of services, plus:
Breast Surgical Services
Surgery is considered the primary treatment for breast cancer.
who perform diagnostic and therapeutic breast surgery as well
as plastic surgeons who perform reconstructive breast surgery
are readily available upon referral to Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care. For those who meet the criteria and so desire, breast reconstruction
may be performed at the time of a mastectomy or later.
Nurse Navigation Services
Advanced practice nurses guide patients through the complex
and highly individualized process of breast cancer diagnosis,
treatment and survivorship, to ensure timely, efficient and
Risk Assessment and Evaluation
and Ovarian Cancer
In collaboration with a breast surgical oncologist and certified
genetic counselor, our advanced practice nurses can provide services as appropriate, including breast
cancer risk assessment, evaluation for the Hereditary Breast
and Ovarian Cancer (BRCA) syndrome, genetic testing and
ongoing follow up.
As patients complete their primary treatment plan, they will be
placed on a follow-up schedule that will include rotating visits
with the surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist,
advanced practice nurses and the primary care provider, as appropriate. At completion of chemotherapy treatment, patients will also receive a written survivorship care plan.
An appointment can be set through your primary care physician, for an initial meeting with an advance practice nurse. This will be your starting point for the initiation of treatment, and the nurses provide guidance through the steps ahead.
Lydia Schrader, MD, FACS
Barbara Clifford, CNM, CBPN-IC
Breast Program Coordinator
Barbara Clifford is certified as Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer through the National Consortium of Breast Centers. She has managed breast and cervical cancer programs for the medically under-served as well as provided Obstetrics & Gynecology care for women as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Barbara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, her Certification in Nurse Midwifery from the University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital Nurse Midwifery Education Program and her Master’s in Public Health in 1999 from UC Berkeley. She has worked in Women’s Health for over 30 years.
Elke Mowers, AOCNP, CBPN-IC
Elke Mowers is one of the country’s few Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioners. She is certified as a Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer through the National Consortium of Breast Center and has over 20 years of oncology nursing experience. Elke has worked with the Enloe Regional Cancer Center since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from California State University, Chico and her Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program from Sonoma State University.
Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care
at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center
265 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926
Physician referral required