Breast Cancer Specialist

Dense Breast & Breast Implant Screening located in Coral Gables, FL

Women's Imaging Center & Diagnostic Imaging located in Coral Gables, FL

Every year, over 41,000 women in the United States die from breast cancer. To protect your breast health and identify the earliest signs of cancer, the Sonoscreening Breast Care Center medical team offers the latest diagnostic technology for breast cancer. At their Coral Gables, Florida, diagnostic imaging center, the staff offers breast cancer screenings using the SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound system for more accurate, more consistent results. Learn more about the benefits of SonoCiné for breast cancer detection by calling the office today or by scheduling an appointment online now.

Breast Cancer Q & A

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a common type of cancer that forms in the cells of your breast tissue. While this type of cancer can affect both men and women, it occurs more frequently in women, especially those with a family history of breast or other cancers.

The underlying reason breast cancer cells grow isn’t well understood, but once they develop the cancerous cells divide much faster than healthy cells. Eventually, the cells grow together and form a noticeable lump or mass within the breast tissue.

Without treatment, cancer cells in the breast can spread to other areas of the body, including the nearby lymph nodes under your arm.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Women can have developing breast cancer cells without any symptoms. For this reason, routine breast cancer screenings are important for early identification and treatment.

As cancerous cells continue to grow and divide, you can experience symptoms like:

  • Breast lump
  • Inverted nipple
  • Dimpling of skin on the breast
  • Changes in breast size and shape

Some women experience changes in the color and health of the skin around the nipple, such as peeling, flaky skin, and discoloration.

In addition to routine breast cancer screenings, you should also report any of these changes to your doctor immediately for proper evaluation.

How is breast cancer diagnosed?

Traditionally, women are encouraged to have routine mammograms if they are over 40 or have underlying risk factors for breast cancer. You should also be using self-exam techniques at home to identify lumps or masses in your breasts.

If you discover a lump or experience other changes in your breast health, the Sonoscreening Breast Care Center medical team can perform necessary diagnostic testing in-office to determine if you have cancer or other underlying health issues.

The Sonoscreening Breast Care Center team offers state-of-the-art SonoCiné ultrasound technology that provides more detailed, consistent images of your breast tissue than a traditional mammogram. SonoCiné makes it easier for staff radiologists to identify breast cancer in the earliest stages, even if you have breast implants or dense breast tissue.

By identifying breast cancer as early as possible, you can get the treatment you need to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading to other areas. Treatment of early-stage breast cancer is often more successful than cancer identified in its later stages.

If you need a routine breast cancer screening, rely on the expertise of the Sonoscreening Breast Care Center team. You can schedule an appointment today online or by calling the office.