Breast Disease and Cancer

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Finding a breast mass or finding out that breast imaging was abnormal can be difficult. ARC general surgeons can guide patients through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of benign and malignant breast diseases.

From initial assessment, including physical examination, and interpretation of mammograms and ultrasounds, to performing image-guided biopsies in the office, ARC general surgeons can help diagnose and initially evaluate breast disorders.

If the condition requires further surgical intervention, your ARC general surgeon can guide you through surgical options, including breast conservation techniques such as lumpectomy, oncoplastic tissue transfer, and mastectomy with and without reconstruction. All of our surgeons are fully trained and able to offer sentinel lymph node biopsies which have become a standard of care in breast cancer treatment and allow patients to avoid painful and debilitating conditions such as lymphedema.

ARC general surgeons and breast care

Patients that are diagnosed with breast-related conditions typically meet with an ARC general surgeon to review previous medical records and test results and discuss the next steps. Once the diagnosis is finalized, you will work with the surgeon to develop a treatment plan tailored to your condition. Your general surgeon will be your guide throughout your breast surgery from preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, as well as oversee your recovery.


Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a type of surgery done to remove lymph nodes to help find out if and how far cancer has spread in the body. The main reason for a sentinel lymph node biopsy is to find out if the cancer has spread beyond the main tumor.