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I'm concerned. What do I do?

A rapid approach to understanding if you have breast cancer or not
We understand the anxiety you experience when a mammogram is abnormal and there’s the possibility of breast disease. We provide the one-on-one care and support our patients need. We take the time to listen and answer your questions. And we’re with you every step of the way to arrange your care from your initial appointment to testing and any follow-up care you may need.

A unique feature of Akron General Reflections Breast Health Center is the registered nurse, who is specially trained in breast health. She helps guide patients by coordinating care, answering questions, easing concerns and providing education and information about resources available at Akron General and in the community.

Our Breast Health Center:

  • Schedules all necessary testing and procedures.
  • Works side-by-side with your physician to coordinate care every step of the way.
  • Guides you through your treatment, providing education and support.
  • Brings together a team of breast health specialists to review your diagnosis, treatment and support options.
  • Offers team includes surgeons and radiologists with special expertise in breast health, reconstructive surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists.

    What You Can Expect
    If you receive an abnormal mammogram, we offer a prompt, complete health assessment, including your breast health history, symptoms and a breast cancer risk analysis.

    After your initial assessment, you may be scheduled for one of these exams or procedures:

  • Biopsy
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Digital Mammography
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Needle Localization
  • Stereotactic Needle Biopsy

    Your physician will receive your results promptly. You’ll also be contacted with the results and we will take care of scheduling additional testing, if needed. Your Breast Health Care Coordinator will also provide you with education about self-breast care, your procedures, condition and treatment options, if necessary.

    Learn more:
    What is Breast Cancer
    Signs & Symptoms of Breast Cancer
    How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?
    Breast Cancer Treatment Options

     

  • Date Updated: 25-MAR-2013



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