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Diablo Valley Oncology Breast Cancer Specialist Recognized

Dr. Svahn received this recognition because of her dedication, hard work, leadership and perseverance in the fight against breast cancer.

Pleasant Hill, CA, November 20, 2009 --( Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group’s breast cancer specialist, Tiffany Svahn, M.D. was given the honor of accepting a Proclamation declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 16th National Mammography Day in the City of Orinda. Dr. Svahn received this recognition because of her dedication, hard work, leadership and perseverance in the fight against breast cancer.

Seeing approximately 800 breast cancer patients a year, Dr. Svahn’s approach involves treating the whole person, not just their disease. “I find it important to address not only my patient’s medical needs, but their emotional and psychological ones as well. In addition to focusing on treatment of the disease, I urge my patients to lead a healthy life style with exercise and good nutrition and I help them learn about the different aspects of wellness,” says Dr. Svahn.

As a recognized leader and expert in her field, Dr. Svahn was recently asked to organize and lead a national event for East Bay breast cancer survivors. Held in major metropolitan areas across the country, the event is called “the Many Faces of Breast Cancer.” Dr. Svahn and Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology Medical Group partnered with the American Cancer Society, the Wellness Community, and AstraZeneca to bring this program to the community. It was held at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Saturday October 24th with a full house of breast cancer survivors!

Dr. Svahn has been in private practice since 2006 at Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology Medical Group located at the California Cancer and Research Institute in Pleasant Hill. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and has full privileges at John Muir Medical Center’s Walnut Creek and Concord Campuses and San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Her group’s facility is the largest freestanding community focused cancer center in central Contra Costa County and provides comprehensive cancer and blood disorder care all at one convenient location. There are six medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist in the group and they each focus on one or more specific tumor types and blood disorders. This specialization gives patients an extra level of comfort and confidence knowing they are being cared for by the very best, most knowledgeable practitioners in the field.

The California Cancer and Research Institute is a three story building located in a peaceful, park-like setting at 400 Taylor Blvd in Pleasant Hill. The facility opened in 2008 and is a contemporary and serene space where patients come for medical oncology & hematology appointments, radiation, chemotherapy and biological treatments, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials and supportive services. The comment physicians hear most from their patients is, “You’ve made this so much easier for me. I can see all my doctors and get state-of-the-art treatment all in one location plus I know you are talking to each other about my medical care and condition. It’s like coming to a mini-Stanford or UCSF.” That is the benefit of a community setting facility - patients don’t have to travel far to receive academic level medicine with cutting-edge services where they can navigate through the system faster and easier.

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