The Breast Care Center is located on the second floor of the Cancer Center and is a program offered by South Shore Hospital. We provide comprehensive care for patients with benign or malignant breast conditions. Care is provided by Brigham and Women’s Hospital breast surgeons and nurse practitioners from South Shore Hospital.
Our center provides advanced care to those patients with breast health concerns. Our mission is to provide timely, supportive, expert care for benign and malignant conditions of the breast. Patients will have access to innovative local, regional and national clinical trials through our center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. While a referral from your primary care physician is recommended, it is not required. Our staff can assist you in obtaining a referral, if needed.
Examples of our services include evaluating patients for:
- Diagnosed breast cancer
- Findings on a breast exam or mammogram/ultrasound/MRI requiring additional studies, including biopsies
- Second opinions
- Atypical cells on a previous biopsy (ADH, ALH, LCIS)
- Evaluation of breast cancer risk related to a patient's family history
- Breast cancer gene mutations (BRCA, LiFraumeni, etc.)
- Recommendations if a patient is an untested first-degree relative of a BRCA mutation carrier
- Breast or underarm (axillary) masses
- Breast infections
- Nipple discharge
- Skin changes of the nipple or breast
- Patients who have received recommendation for a screening MRI