Breast Health and Imaging Center

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Breast Health Center Services

At the UTMB Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes, a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team of breast care specialists provides the most comprehensive and compassionate diagnostic and therapeutic service possible, all in one comfortable, convenient setting.

With recognized radiologists specializing in breast imaging, the most advanced technology and a focus on patient-centric, personalized care and communication, the Comprehensive Breast and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes is a valuable regional community resource.

At our center, top-notch university physicians employ the latest, most sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic technology, including:

  • Digital mammography
  • MRI
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • MRI-guided biopsy
  • Ultrasound biopsy
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
  • Self-referral screening mammograms

The Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes also has expert breast surgeons and other physicians who are an integral part of the breast care team. They provide a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer and breast disease, including:

  • Evaluation of benign/noncancerous breast masses and other problems, such as infections and nipple discharge, including surgical treatment when needed
  • State of the art multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of breast cancer
  • Surgery for breast cancer —breast conservation (also known as lumpectomy) and mastectomy
  • Sentinel node mapping and dissection — the minimally invasive surgical evaluation of lymph nodes
  • Breast reconstruction following mastectomy in partnership with our Plastic Surgery colleagues
  • Risk assessment for breast cancer.
  • Placement of long-term intravenous catheters for chemotherapy

At our center, the patient can meet her (or his) surgeon, the medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and plastic surgeon all at the same location, and often all on the same day.

 

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Routine care is the best way to keep you and your breasts healthy. Although detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages is the main goal of routine breast care, other benign conditions, such as fibrocystic breasts or cysts, are often discovered during routine care.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. One out of eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives.

According to the National Cancer Institute, when breast cancer is found early and is still localized (restricted to the site of origin, without evidence of spread), the relative survival rate, when measured at five years, is 98 percent. When breast cancer is found at a late stage (cancer that has spread to distant parts of the body), the survival rates go down.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the most important things for you to remember is that help is available. For many, early detection and modern therapy with a combination of surgery, radiation, drugs, or hormones now offer good weapons in helping beat back the ill effects of breast cancer.


October is Breast Health Month!

Breast health specials in October: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host or participate in numerous special events and programs to encourage breast health at its breast health and imaging locations throughout the Bay Area. Specials include free and reduced-price screening mammograms, a mobile mammogram program, extended clinic hours and self-referral screening mammograms, fundraising runs, a promotion featuring special coupons to Tanger Outlets, and much more. [get details]


Breast Health and
Imaging Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South
Suite 2.110
League City, TX 77573
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Phone: 832-505-1700
Fax: 281-309-0147

breast.health@utmb.edu 

Offering comprehensive services in breast imaging, breast surgery, plastic surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology—with compassion, discretion, skill and experience—in one of the region's newest and best-equipped facilities. 

NAPBC Accredited Breast Center 


New Location for Breast Cancer Support Group

UTMB, together with Susan G. Komen and Reconstruction of a Survivor, support monthly Breast Cancer Support Group sessions, now at a new location: Christus Victor Lutheran Church located at 2098 West Main Street, League City, 77573. Get details 

Breast Cancer Support Group

Extended Mammogram Hours

The UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City, offers extended hours daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to enable patients to stop off and get a mammogram on their way to work. Patients may schedule appointments at 832-505-1700.

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes

 


Anatomy of the Breasts

Normal Breast Development

Breast Health: Three-Step Plan for Preventive Care

Common Breast Conditions

Breast Cancer

About Breast Cancer in Men

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