Mayo Clinic provides comprehensive and personalized diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer for women and men with new breast lumps or other symptoms, abnormal mammograms or recent cancer diagnoses through the Breast Center. Treatment is available for newly diagnosed patients and for patients with recurrent or advanced breast cancer.
Diagnostic evaluations are thorough and streamlined to reduce the anxiety-producing waiting times between tests, appointments and results. Initial appointments are usually scheduled for the morning. Necessary tests, including imaging scans, biopsies and consultations are often scheduled beginning the same afternoon.
The Breast Center provides:
Specialists at Mayo Clinic in Florida offer biopsies guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI may eliminate the need for surgery if the problem tissue is benign. MRI-guided biopsies may also be used to formulate the most appropriate surgical plan when cancer is identified.
Biopsy results are usually available within 48 hours. If the diagnosis is cancer, treatment planning can begin almost immediately. Mayo's team of specialists includes surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who work together to provide the most appropriate care for patients who have breast cancer.
Patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida have immediate access to the latest clinical trials for breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The Breast Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida is staffed by medical internists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have a special interest in breast cancer.
The team also includes a breast cancer program coordinator, breast cancer nurse educator, advanced registered nurse practitioner, dietitian, social worker, physical therapist, genetic counselor and clinical research coordinators.
The Breast Center is located on the eighth floor of the Davis Building on the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida.
For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.
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