Our Breast Care Center, in affiliation with Brigham and Women's Hospital, provides timely and supportive care for benign and malignant diseases of the breast. We’ve received a full, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC): that means you can expect the highest standards of care available, including access to local, regional and national clinical trials offering promising new treatments.
Additionally, the Breast Care Center was recently awarded a 2015 Women’s Choice Award, which recognizes centers that have met the high standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology. They also have above average patient recommendation ratings according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Our range of specialties is tailored to each patient’s unique situation and includes screening exams for elevated risk due to family history or prior history of atypical ductal hyperplasia, atypical lobular hyperplasia, or lobular carcinoma in situ; pre- and post-menopausal benign or malignant breast masses; and specialized breast cancer rehabilitation services.
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