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Center for Breast Care

Breat Care Team Boston

 

To make an appointment for a mammogram please call us at 617-789-3160.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, and is the leading cause of death in women ages 40 to 59. Through the course of her life, the average woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer.

If you are high-risk or are facing a diagnosis of breast cancer, our team of caring and experienced experts are ready to help you face the challenges head-on. The Center for Breast Care at St. Elizabeth’s is one of the region’s leading breast cancer programs. Our dedicated team offers you complete screening, diagnosis and treatment services administered with clinical excellence, compassion, and personal attention.

Our commitment to you includes:

Prompt Appointments

If you’re facing a potential diagnosis, the last thing you want is a lengthy wait to see a physician. When you call for an appointment, we make sure you’re seen within 48 hours.

A Complete Team

When you see us, you’ll meet a complete team of experts devoted to breast care. Our board-certified surgeons work closely with medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and reconstructive surgeons to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Multidisciplinary Management

Each week, our team holds in-depth team meetings to review imaging and pathology reports of patients requiring surgery for benign and cancerous conditions of the breast. A physician from your team will present your case and you benefit from multiple expert opinions.

Our Breast Health and Breast Cancer Screening Options include:

  • Screening Mammogram. A screening mammogram is a routine radiologic examination of both breasts performed on a woman for the purpose of early detection of breast cancer. Screening mammograms are performed on women who do not have symptoms of breast disease and have no present or recurrent breast related problems.
  • Diagnostic Mammogram. A diagnostic mammogram focuses on the signs or symptoms of breast disease – including pain, nipple discharge, masses or lumps. These imaging studies are interpreted on the day of the exam. And correlative breast ultrasound is often used in conjunction with diagnostic mammography.
  • Expert Digital Mammography, including Breast Tomosynthesis. Digital mammography, which includes 3-D mammography (also known as tomosynthesis), is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, uses safe, low-dose X-rays to detect tumors that are too small to be felt. Your mammogram will be taken by a licensed, female mammographic technologist and read by a board-certified, ACR-accredited radiologist.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI uses magnetic fields to evaluate breast tissue. The radiologist uses MR images to detect suspicious regions of breast tissue with the aid of contrast enhancement. Only gentle compression is used. There is no radiation exposure. Breast MRI is a non-invasive procedure that results in a three-dimensional view of the inside of the breast. Breast MRI has proved useful in examining women who are at High Risk for Breast Cancer, in monitoring cancer treatment, in evaluating women who have had prior breast cancer surgery and radiation which limits the sensitivity of mammograms, and in evaluating women who have implants that obscure breast tissue.
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics. Some breast lumps are not solid masses and are actually fluid-filled cysts. Your radiologist or physician may request an ultrasound to distinguish the difference. If your physician recommends an ultrasound, our staff can easily arrange a convenient on-site appointment, usually on the same day you are evaluated.

Individualized Treatments

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s physicians, nurses and support staff provide each patient with a multidisciplinary approach to breast care. Every patient’s case is actively discussed in regular meetings with hematologist oncologists, specialists and our board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgeon. Our team strives to develop and implement an individualized treatment plans, which encompass the latest treatments and may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and other medical therapies.

Patients of the Center for Breast Care can expect to receive:

  • Screening for high-risk patients, including assessment and treatment of conditions associated with a high-risk of breast cancer, and surveillance of patients with a family history of cancer
  • Assessment and treatment of breast conditions associated with previous cancer and/or treatments
  • Access to national and local clinical trials
  • Consultation with specialists about preserving fertility; consultation and treatment with board-certified plastic surgeons; rehabilitation/physical therapy; and nutrition counseling
  • Long-term followup and coordination of care with your primary care physicians, local oncologist and local hospital
  • Access to educational programs and support groups as well as additional resources for the latest information about breast cancer
  • Palliative care and management of pain and complex symptoms

 

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Radiation Oncology Center
Radiation Oncology, Connell Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Phone: 617-789-3232

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Outpatient Center, Cushing Pavilion 5
Phone: 617-789-2903

St. Elizabeth’s Center for Breast Care
St. Margaret's Center, 5
Phone: 617-789-2400 

Live Chat - Kelly Tuthill

Breast Health Live Chat

Watch the latest live chat on breast health with noted breast cancer specialist, Dr. Charu Taneja and breast cancer survivor and WCVB-TV 5 award-winning reporter, Kelley Tuthill.

 


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