Breast Cancer

Breast health is an extremely important area of focus within our practice. Surgical Clinical Associate physicians understand that the convenient, compassionate, and prompt care of breast conditions is vital for your satisfaction and wellness. During the process, we place emphasis on patient understanding and on making patient-centered decisions.

To diagnose breast masses and to assess abnormal mammograms, we often begin with a needle biopsy. Occasionally, the area of abnormality may need to be removed with a surgical biopsy. Currently, there are minimally invasive techniques to perform needle biopsies that we often select as our method of choice. Usually needle biopsies are conducted with ultrasound or mammographic guidance with local anesthesia.

After biopsy, we will share the results with you and move forward with a treatment plan. Breast cancer often can be effectively treated with less than a total mastectomy (removal of the breast), using lumpectomy and radiation therapy. Many factors are involved in deciding between breast conservation therapy and mastectomy. However, over 80% of patients are good candidates for breast conservation therapy.

Whatever the case may be, we will provide you with efficient, compassionate, and prompt care to ensure that you are well taken care of. We fully understand that breast conditions can be stressful, and we are here to do everything we can to make the situation as low-stress as possible. To schedule your appointment for breast management, call 601-948-1411