At Motherhood, we believe every woman deserves the best breast care possible. We provide all the services needed for comprehensive care for the patient with a breast concern. We commit to meeting the breast health needs of all women. Every woman is concerned about her breast health, and for that reason alone, every woman deserves the best in breast care
Our top priority is to help you access breast care services as easily as possible and in a timely manner. provide individualized treatment plans, keeping in mind that every situation is unique and that the disease also varies between individuals. We work with a team of doctors, including a radiologist, pathologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and plastic surgeon, to provide treatment options and an exceptional standard of care.
We also have a nurse navigator to provide resource information, education and emotional support as you face diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. At Motherhood we are truly committed to delivering compassionate and timely care. Giving you peace of mind is our commitment.
Often referred to as benign breast disease, are common changes within the breast that are not associated with breast cancer. Often we hear the term “fibrocystic disease” but this is not a true disease but more a catch all term for the lumpiness and changes that occur in our breasts over time.
These may include
- lumps or lumpiness,
- Breast discomfort and pain,
- Sensitive nipples,
Typically these symptoms may change throughout the menstrual cycle and usually stop after menopause. Sometimes, fibroadenomas can increase in size and some women will choose to have them surgically removed.
What’s important to remember About 60% of premenopausal women will have benign breast disease at some point in their lives and that eighty percent of all breast lumps are benign (non-cancerous).
They are infections that would need immediate attention.Symptoms would include
- Breast pain
An appointment with one of our breast specialists to diagnose and treat would be indicated.
Benign breast concerns include (Your breast specialist will evaluate you to arrange a workup as indicated. )
- Abnormal imaging
- Breast Pain
- Nipple Discharge
- Atypical Hyperplasias
- Phyllodes tumor
Types of breast cancer can include:
- Invasive Breast Cancer: Invasive (or infiltrating) cancers have started to break through normal breast tissue barriers and invade surrounding areas. Much more serious than non-invasive cancers, invasive cancers can spread cancer to other parts of the body through the bloodstream and lymphatic system.
- Inflammatory Breast cancer (IBC) – It is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer. Unlike most breast cancers, which are detected by a mass or lump in the breast, inflammatory breast cancer is often identified by a breast that feels thick or heavy, and becomes red, swollen, and warm. Motherhood houses a team of specialists within the Oncology Department who have expertise in treating inflammatory breast cancer.
Non-Invasive Breast Disease: Non-invasive (also called “in situ” or pre-invasive) cancers confine themselves to the ducts or lobules and do not spread to the surrounding tissues in the breast or other parts of the body. They can, however, develop into or raise your risk for a more serious, invasive cancer.