Breast Health

Preventing, diagnosing and treating breast pain, lumps, cancer and more with state-of-the-art imaging, medical and surgical services.

Breast Health at UTMB Health

Patients who receive breast care and breast imaging services at UTMB Health can be confident they are receiving the highest level of care using the latest technology and treatments available.

UTMB Health is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The breast imaging program at UTMB Health has also been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. These distinguished designations mean patients can be assured that UTMB Health is providing the highest standards of care for breast health patients.

Breast Health at UTMB Health

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Why Choose UTMB Health?

Is it time for your annual mammogram? Do you want to know if you’re genetically at greater risk for breast cancer? Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer?

Regardless of your breast health needs, by choosing UTMB Health:

  • You will have access to the most comprehensive care and advanced treatments available for all breast conditions and diseases, provided by some of the region’s most highly distinguished and experienced physicians and breast health specialists
  • You can be confident you are receiving the right treatment because of UTMB’s multidisciplinary approach to care
  • You will have access to clinical trials and groundbreaking treatment options

Quality of Care

UTMB Health is recognized for the quality of its breast health programs. These distinguished designations mean you can trust that you will receive the best care for the best possible outcome.

NAP-BC

UTMB Health earns national reaccreditation for the highest level of breast care

May 21, 2018, 10:00 AM by Melissa Harman

NAP-BC

UTMB Health has been granted a three-year/full reaccreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013*. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options

And, most importantly,

  • Quality breast care close to home.

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

For information about UTMB's Breast Health and Imaging Center visit utmbhealth.com/breasthealth

* American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2013. 

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