Breast Care

Our team is here to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Breast Cancer. Our team is highly trained and qualified to provide quality and passionate care for patients and their families that are impacted by this disease.  

The Facts About Breast Cancer

  • Chance of developing breast cancer is approximately 1 in every 8 women.
  • White women have highest chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • African-American women have highest chance of dying from breast cancer.

Warning Signs

  • Lump or knot in the breast
  • Skin changes—dimpling, scaling, redness, unexplained rash or warmth
  • Nipple changes—scaling, sudden onset of drainage, bloody drainage, pulling in of all or part of the nipple

It’s important to do regular checks at home. Follow our step by step guide on Breast Self-Examination.

Breast Self-Examination

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

  • Increasing age
  • Personal history
  • Prior breast cancer, previous biopsy with atypical cells, radiation exposure 
  • Alcoholism
  • Obesity
  • Family history

Increased Genetic Risk for Breast Cancer    

  • Close relative with breast cancer before age 50
  • Close relative with ovarian cancer at any age
  • Two or more breast cancers in same side of family
  • Male family member with breast cancer
  • Any combination of breast, ovary, and/or pancreas cancer on the same side of the family
  • Three or more breast cancers at any age in the family
  • Known BRCA gene mutation in the family
  • Close relative with triple negative breast cancer

Things You Can Do to Help Yourself

  • Breast self-examination to detect changes in your breast
  • Annual exam by medical professional
  • Begin mammograms at age 40 
  • Healthy lifestyle—exercise regularly, control/lose weight if needed, moderation of alcohol use
  • Genetic testing if you have identified risk and your medical professional advises it

 

Our Breast Care Providers

Medical Center Drive
Bradford Tyler, MD, FACS
Brandy Rhodes, FNP