Coordinated Cancer Care
The team of University of Florida physicians and surgeons at the UF Health Breast Center provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment plans for new patients with breast cancer or suspected breast cancer and offer second opinions for breast cancer patients making treatment decisions.
Prior relevant medical tests are collected and reviewed before a new patient meets with physicians. The coordinated cancer care at the UF Health Breast Center gives new patients the opportunity to meet with multiple breast cancer specialists, as needed, on the day of their initial evaluation. The process also accelerates breast cancer treatment planning and allows the team to schedule additional diagnostic tests that may be required before the final treatment decisions are made.
The breast cancer specialists regularly discuss and formulate patient treatment plans during the center’s weekly multidisciplinary breast cancer tumor board.
Patients can expect the latest innovative technology to provide extensive treatment options. The University of Florida breast cancer specialists at the Breast Center offer a wide range of technologies in convenient outpatient settings, including:
- Digital screening and diagnostic mammography with ultrasound
- Comprehensive Breast Magnetic Resonance (MR)Imaging Program
- MR guided breast biopsy localization
- Fine needle aspiration
- Ultra sound and computer guided stereotactic-core biopsy
- Breast conservation surgery
- Skin sparing mastectomy
- Nipple areolar skin sparing mastectomy
- Prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction for high risk women
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Surgery for locally advanced or recurrent breast cancer
- Chemotherapy before surgery
- Partial breast irradiation
- 3D conformal
- Intraoperative radiation using Intrabeam technology
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic body radiotherapy