Breast Health

Jackson Health System provides the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and breast disease with leading-edge technology and equipment throughout the system.

The earlier any cancer is found, the better the chances are for a full recovery, making it imperative for women to receive routine care and tests.

That’s why Jackson Health System conveniently offers breast health services throughout South Florida.

Specialized Services

  • Screening Digital Mammography: offered at the center and at the Mobile Mammography Unit
  • Diagnostic Digital Mammography with tomosynthesis (3D)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI

Image-guided breast procedures: core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration, and pre-surgical needle localization under mammographic, ultrasound, stereotactic, and MRI guidance.

Clinical/Surgical Services

  • Patient Education in an Age-Appropriate Manner including Self Breast Examination
  • Pathology/Cytology Services with Same-day Results (for certain biopsies)
  • Treatment Planning for Benign and Malignant Conditions
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • High-risk Clinic and Genetic Counseling
  • Pre and Post-Breast Surgery Care and Education
  • Long-term Follow-up of Breast Cancer Patients
  • Consulting Services
  • Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Genetic Counselling

Description

The earlier any cancer is found, the better the chances are for a full recovery, making it imperative for women to receive routine care and tests.

That’s why Jackson Health System conveniently offers breast health services throughout South Florida.

Specialized Services

  • Screening Digital Mammography: offered at the center and at the Mobile Mammography Unit
  • Diagnostic Digital Mammography with tomosynthesis (3D)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI

Image-guided breast procedures: core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration, and pre-surgical needle localization under mammographic, ultrasound, stereotactic, and MRI guidance.

Clinical/Surgical Services

  • Patient Education in an Age-Appropriate Manner including Self Breast Examination
  • Pathology/Cytology Services with Same-day Results (for certain biopsies)
  • Treatment Planning for Benign and Malignant Conditions
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • High-risk Clinic and Genetic Counseling
  • Pre and Post-Breast Surgery Care and Education
  • Long-term Follow-up of Breast Cancer Patients
  • Consulting Services
  • Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Genetic Counselling

Tests, Treatments and Procedures

Palpable Mass Biopsy

The biopsy or excision of a palpable (tangible) mass.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Uses a special type of X-ray during a core needle biopsy to find the area of the breast where the biopsy sample will be taken. This technique can check a lump that cannot be felt on breast examination but is seen on mammogram or ultrasound. A small incision is then made in the skin of the breast, and the core needle is guided by the X-ray to the biopsy site to take a tissue sample. Stereotactic biopsy may not be appropriate for all types of breast lumps.

Needle Localization

The localization of an intangible mass with a needle, performed by radiologists.

Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.

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